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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 18th, 2011

Gwinnett

Helen L. Purdy Vinson, 82, Buford
Helen L. Purdy Vinson, age 82, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...

Habersham

Arzo Newsome, 89, Baldwin
William Arzo Newsome, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Mr. Newsome was born on April 14, 1921 in Banks Co., GA to the late Albert E. Newsome, ...

Hall

Mrs. Charleen "Schotzie" (O'Connell) Garrison, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.F ...
James M. 'Jimmie' Brown, 76, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday January 21, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Jimmie Brown, 76, of Gainesville. Rev. Melvin Baugh will be officiating. Burial w ...
Mary Claudine Clark Turk passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday the preceding week. Funeral ...
Paul Kenneth "Smut" Smith, 73, Maysville
Paul Kenneth "Smut" Smith, age 73, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born in Athens, GA to the late Matt ...

Jackson

Brenda Lee Holder, 49, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home P.O.Box 234 Jefferson, GA 30549 706-367-5467 fax-706-367-4280 Unpaid Obit Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Brenda Lee Holder, age 49 of Jefferson, Geo ...
Curtis Beck, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Curtis Beck, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69