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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 5th, 2011

Dawson

Guy Harold "Doc" Pinson, 79, Dawsonville
Guy Harold "Doc" Pinson, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 following an extended illness. He was at home with Henrietta, his loving wife of 60 years, daughters ...
Lucille Darnell Whitaker, 90, of Atlanta passed away Tuesday July 5, 2011 at Laurel Bay Convalescent Home following a period of declining health.Born May 5, 1921 in Bartow County t ...

Forsyth

Ethan Andrew Lampo, infant, passed away on Friday July 1st, 2011.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday July 8th, 2011 at11:00am at the St. Anthony Catholic ...
Jannie Juanita Shirley, 56, Gainesville
Jannie Juanita Shirley, 56, of Gainesville (Forsyth) passed away on July 4th, 2011.The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Wednesday July 6th, 2011 from the hou ...
Joshua Higgs, 21, Cumming
Joshua "Dirk" Higgs, 21 of Clarksville, TN, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011. He was an Active Duty Member of the United States Army, where he served one tour in Afgha ...
Wynema Eaton, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Wynema Eaton, age 83, of Cumming, GA, Formerly of Derby, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dane Eaton.Survivors include her s ...

Habersham

Icie Sylnn Wilmont, 34, Cornelia
Icie Sylnn Wilmont, age 34, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Habersham County on January 11, 1977, she was a daughter of t ...

Hall

Harry Anthony Drasutis, 41, Birmingham
Harry Anthony Drasutis, age 41, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away following a tragic motorcycle accident over the July 4th weekend while vacationing with his family in Gainesville ...
Mary Louise Hanford Miller, 88, Gainesville
Mary was born in Bayside Long Island, New York on September 6, 1922. She attended high school in New York and at the age of 18 came south to attend college at Florida State Univers ...

Jackson

Dale Little, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dale Little, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away July 4, 2011 at his home following a period of declining health. Mr. Little was bor ...
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