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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2011

Dawson

Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, Dawsonville
Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born June 18, 1938 to the late Bernard and N ...

Hall

Garland Castleberry, 97, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Garland Castleberry,97, of Gainesville. Funeral will be held 6:00 pm Sunday March 20, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be on ...
Theodore Calvin McCall, 85, Gainesville
Theodore Calvin McCall, 85, of Gainesville, GA, died Friday, March 18, 2011 following an extended illness. Born on March 6, 1926, Ted was the son of the late Sam and Eula McCall of ...
Wiley James Dougherty, 77, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday March 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wiley James Dougherty, 77, of Gainesville.Rev. Danny Jones and Rev. Tony Smith ...

White

Jimmy Collins Simpson, 76, Cleveland
Jimmy Collins Simpson, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, March 18 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Simpson was the son of the late Paul Samuel and Ge ...
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
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.