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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 27th, 2011

Forsyth

James Augustus Stephens, 82, Big Canoe
James Augustus Stephens, 80, of Big Canoe, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 27, after a long illness. He was born on February 11, 1931, in Damascus, Alabama, and grew up in Sa ...

Habersham

Edna Kathleen "Kathy" Broome, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 following a brief illness.Born on February 7, 1943, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

James A. Pirkle, Sr., 78, Gainesville
James A. Pirkle, Sr., age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Apri ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Moran (Billy) Hendricks Jr. age 67 of Commerce. He was the son of the late William Moran Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks ...

Lumpkin

Geraldine Collins Temple, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geraldine Collins Temple, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home.Mrs. Temple was born in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lumpkin County for ...
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