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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Rebecca Burruss, 69, Cumming
Rebecca J. Burruss, age 69, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brooks and Emma Ava Johnson. She was a member of Coal Mountai ...

Habersham

Mary Virginia Hudgins Lamb, age 68, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Decatur, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011, at her residence. Those wishing to express online condol ...

Hall

LaVonne M. Free, 70, Flowery Branch
Mrs. LaVonne M. Free, age 70, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 07, 2011 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm ...
Marie E. Pettit, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Marie E. Pettit, 86, of Gainesville. The Rev. Mich ...
Mary Meeks Smelley, 94, Lula
Mary "Jurelle" Meeks Smelley, age 94, of Lula, GA, passed away Friday, October 07, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center.Born in Banks County on January 02, 1917, she was a d ...
William R. "Bill" Burton, Jr., 81, Clarkesville
William R. "Bill" Burton, Jr., age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia. Those wishing to ...

Jackson

Willie Tom Slater, 73, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Willie Tom Slater, 73, of Commerce, who passed away Friday morning, October 7, 2011, at his residence.Born in Jackson County, h ...

Lumpkin

Jerry C. Grant, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Jerry C. Grant, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA died September 27, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV from injuries received in an accident.Jerry is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michae ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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