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Local Obits for Tue. May 31st, 2011

Banks

Roland Douglas Hill, 77, Homer
Mr. Roland Douglas Hill, age 77 of Homer died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Hill was born in Banks County to the late, John C. and Ethel Gillespie Hill S ...

Forsyth

Patricia G. Pizzeck, 77, Cumming
Patricia G. Pizzeck passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at the age of 77. Mrs. Pizzeck was a resident of Cumming, GA since leaving her hometown of New Orleans after Katrina. Although ...

Habersham

Ronald James "Ronnie" Allen, age 56, of Demorest, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Habersham County on May 6, 1955, he was the ...

Hall

Barbara Sue Herrington Pirkle, 59, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully May 31, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 5, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia. Bar ...
Barbara Sue Pirkle, 59, Gainesville
Barbara Sue Pirkle, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, ...
Ruby Lee Meadows, NA, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Ruby Lee Meadows, 60, who passed away May 31, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 at Li ...

Lumpkin

Ray Paul Koehn, Sr., 76, Dahlonega
Ray Paul Koehn, Sr., suddenly passed away from this earth on May 27, 2011 as a result of a traffic accident. Ray was born on June 4, 1934 in Nashville, TN. During his early years ...
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