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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25th, 2012

Habersham

Jewell Inez Anderson, 88, Demorest
Jewell Inez Anderson, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. Born on June 24, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lula ...

Hall

Mary Olive Parks, 61, Gainesville
Dr. Mary Olive Parks, age 61, of Gainesville, Ga. died Jan. 25.Dr. Parks was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was employed with the Hall County School system for 33 years. She retir ...
Walter Ralph Pearce, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Walter Ralph Pearce, age 93, passed away January 25, 2012, at Bell Minor Nursing Home, following an extended illness.A Private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later dat ...

Lumpkin

Ernest Calvin Brewster, 59, Dalonega
Mr. Ernest "Calvin" Brewster, Jr., 59 of Dahlonega formerly of Gainesville died Wednesday January 25, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illne ...
Mary Nell Norsworthy, 81, Ocoee, Florida, formerly of Dahlonega
Mary Nell Norsworthy, age 81, of Ocoee, FL, and a former resident of Dahlonega, GA, died January 25, 2012 at her home in Ocoee, FL.Mary was born in Uriah, Alabama May 14, 1930. She ...
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