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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

John C. Gravitt, 70, Cumming
John C. Gravitt, 70, passed away on the morning of June 23, 2011 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital with lung cancer. He was born on January 15, 1941 to Clint and Melba Gravitt. He was ...

Hall

Dorothy M. "Dot" Eddy, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy M. "Dot" Eddy, 70 of Gainesville died Thursday June 23, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Cairo, Georgia, Mrs. Eddy had lived in Hall Cou ...
Glines "Tudy Dukes" Njikang, 54, Gainesville
Glines "Tudy Dukes" Njikang, age 54, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday June 23rd, 2011. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Gainesville,G ...
Kansie Lee Newton Haynes, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Kansie Lee Newton Haynes, 78 of Gainesville died Thursday June 23, 2011 at her residence. Born in Dawson County, Mrs. Haynes had lived in Hall County for most of her life. Sh ...

Jackson

John Willie "Johnny" Murphy, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Willie "Johnny" Murphy, age 66, of Pendergrass, who passed away on June 23, 2011. Mr. Murphy was born in Jackson County ...
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