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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 7th, 2011

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William Grover Churchwell, 92, Clarkesville
William Grover Churchwell, age 92, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Thursday April 07, 2011 at his residence.Born on April 03, 1919, in Demorest, GA, he was a son of the late Amos ...

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Billy Joe Berry, 64, Gainesville
Billy Joe Berry, Jr., age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his residence, after fighting a six month battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral s ...
Frank B. Youngblood, 83, Gainesville
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank B. Youngblood, of Gainesville, Passed peacefully to his eternal life April 7, 2011. Frank was born January 14, 1928 in Cumming, Georgia to Ef ...
Willie Jay Hill, 76, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration Services for Mr. Willie Jay Hill of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner Road, ...

Jackson

Charles W. Finch, 71, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Wendell "Chuck" Finch, age 71, of Athens, GA, Redstone Community, who passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Mr. Fi ...

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Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Dewayne "Papa Deke" Horton Sr., age 64 of Cleveland. Mr. Horton passed away Thursday, April 07, 201 ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sophia Elaine Sullivan Bryson, age 59 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bryson passed away Thursday, April 07, 2011 at her residenc ...
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