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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 22nd, 2012

Forsyth

Katie Lee Wheeler, 90, Cumming
Katie Lee Wheeler, of Cumming, GA, age 90, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Mrs. Wheeler was born in 1922, a native of Forsyth County. She lived fully an ...

Hall

Bobby Gene Autry, 69, Buford
Mr. Bobby Gene Autry, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gladys Cofer Autry; and brother, Rev. Bi ...

Jackson

Barry Lane Forrester, 53, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Barry Lane Forrester, 53, of Maysville who passed away early Saturday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ...

Lumpkin

Grace Edge, 78, Dahlonega
Miss Grace Edge, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Grace was a homemaker and avid gardener, and a wonderful A ...

Other

Tammy Marie Lower Fowler, 41, Doraville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Tammy Marie Lower Fowler, 41, of Doraville, Ga. who passed away Friday Dec. 22, 2012.Mrs. Fowler was born in Cumming, Georgia a daugh ...

Rabun

Gene Earl Martin, 56, Rabun Gap
Mr. Gene Earl Martin, age 56 of Rabun Gap, GA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 22, 2012. He was born June 1, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia where he spent several yea ...
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