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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Gloria McMillan, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Gloria McMillan, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Forsyth County and was a bailiff with the Forsyth County Judicial Cour ...
Linda Taylor, 56, Cumming
Linda Taylor, 56, of Cumming passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.Born April 4, 1954 in Dawson County, she lived a number ...

Habersham

Charles Preston King, 65, Cornelia
Charles Preston King, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, January 07, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on September 01 ...
Dolph Leland "Sonny" Spittler, Jr., 78 of Cornelia, died, January 7, 2011. He is preceded in death by a daughter and sister. Survivors include his daughters: Jeanine C ...

Hall

Beverly M. Sandefur, 62, Canton
Beverly M. Sandefur, age 62 of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, January 7, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, James Sandefur Sr.; children, Lynn and Stanley Evans ...
Donald Tallent, 79, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Tallent, age 79, Flowery Branch, who passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82, Gainesville
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82 of Gainesville died January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. A Memorial Mass is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, Ja ...
Lorraine Holden, 83, Gainesville
Lorraine Irene Blaha Holden, 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial services will ...
Nancy Ann Smith, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Smith, age 45, of Gainesville, Ga died Fri. 1/7. Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, Gainesville
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, of Gainesville passed away January 7, 2011.Mrs. Bergen lived in Winter Park, Florida from 1959 through 2005 and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholi ...
Shirley Raymond Fricks, 91, Gainesville
Shirley Raymond Fricks, age 91, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Georgia, after a prolonged illness. She was bo ...

Lumpkin

Garner Franklin Hester, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Garner Franklin Hester, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Garner was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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