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Local Obits for Thu. May 12th, 2011

Dawson

Carolyn Stephens, 70, Dawsonville
Carolyn Stephens, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 12, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.Born July 18, 1940 to the late Hoyt and Annie Lau ...

Forsyth

Roy Allen Arrants, 58, Cumming
Roy Allen Arrants, 58, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011. He was a member of Mt. Paran Church of God. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, wh ...
Timothy Joe Strickland, 54, Cumming
Timothy Joe Strickland, age 54, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiltz and Franc ...

Gwinnett

Hugh Davis Douglas, 63, Buford
Captain Hugh Davis Douglas, age 63, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at his home in Buford, GA after a battle with colon cancer. He graduated from Roosevelt High school in 1965 and Deka ...
Otha R. Moore, 61, Lawrenceville
Otha R. Moore, age 61, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, May 12, 2011. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1pm at the Wimberly & Jackson Chapel. Profession ...

Habersham

G. C. Burrell, Jr., 94, Clarkesville
G. C. Burrell, Jr., age 94, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at The Oaks at Scenic View.Born in White County, GA on May 29, 1916, he was the son of the late Grov ...
Richard Marley Davis, 63, Baldwin
Richard Marley Davis age 63, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the V. A. Medical Center.Born in Fulton County, GA on May 01, 1948, he was the son of the late Lonnie ...

Hall

George W. Harper, 82, Gainesville
George W. Harper, age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. No services are scheduled a ...
Valentine Blain, 99, Flowery Branch
VALENTINE BLAIN, 99, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on Thursday May 12th, 2011. She is survived by, daughter, Charlotte Roy, of Cumming, Georgia; grandchildren, Maureen Jo ...

Jackson

Mardell Perry Davis, 77, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mardell Perry Davis. age 77, of Talmo, who passed away on May 12, 2011. Mrs. Davis was born in Jackson County, a daughter to the late ...

Rabun

Furman Roosevelt Kilby, 70, Clayton
Furman Roosevelt Kilby, 70, of Clayton, GA went home to be with his Lord Thursday, May 12, 2011.Furman was born the seventh son of Ferd and Oza Kilby. He spent the majority of his ...

White

Joseph Brian Gabriel, 37, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joseph Brian Gabriel, age 37 of Cleveland. Mr. Gabriel passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at his residence following ...
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