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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 26th, 2012

Dawson

John A. Cahill, 69, Dawsonville
John A. Cahill, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012.Born January 16, 1943 in Kinston, NC to the late John A.,Sr. and Marjorie Cahill, he had lived in Dawson ...

Forsyth

Carla Jensen, 86, Cumming
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 for Carla Jensen, of Cumming, 86, in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.Little & Davenport ...
Mary Elizabeth Holder, 94, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Holder, age 94 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. While in Georgia she attended Foo ...
Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, Cumming
Mr. Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, December, 26, 2012.Born on November 2, 1946 in Macon, GA., he was the son of the late Winfred D and Sue ...

Habersham

Burch Simmons, 87, Cornelia
Burch Simmons, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1925, to the la ...
Louise Yarbrough Johnson, 84, Clarkesville
Mrs. Louise Yarbrough Johnson, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness. A private Memorial Service ...

Hall

Brian Keith Chalmers, age 45 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Born in Monroe County, Michigan on March 23, 1967, he was son of Christopher and K ...
Jeanne Marie Burke, 78, Flowery Branch
Jeanne Marie Burke, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Burke of Flowery Branch; children, Raymond and ...
Mary Lou Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Lou Roberts, 82, of Gainesville. Mrs. Roberts passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012. Arrangements later by wards Funeral Home 758 M ...
Vennie Brown Leach, 91, Lula
Vennie Brown Leach age 91, formerly of Lula, GA, passed away on December 26, 2012, at Memory Lane Assisted Living in Bowdon, GA following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Edwin Kenneth Coffey, 57, Hoschton
Mr. Edwin Kenneth Coffey, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Venice Lee Embrick Roberts, 68, of Athens who passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Commerce, she was the daughter ...
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