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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 30th, 2012

Dawson

Darrell Hughes Baker, II, 50, Dawsonville
Mr. Darrell Hughes Baker, II, age 50, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. A loving father, Darrell was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.Survivors include his forme ...

Forsyth

Edward John Wolff, 73, Cumming
Edward John Wolff, age 73, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. Ed was born April 20, 1938 in Erie, PA. After graduation from high school he joined the Marine Corps retiring in 19 ...
Voncile C. Smith, 86, Cumming
Voncile C. Smith, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church since 1948. Voncile loved her church and her church family. ...

Hall

Charles Welton Chapman, 65, Gainesville
Charles Welton Chapman age 65 of Gainesville, Ga. died on March 30,2012 at his residence from an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday April 2, 2012 at 11:00 a. ...
James Harvey Puckett, 81, Gainesville
James Harvey Puckett, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sun ...

White

James Gurney Chambers, 83, Cleveland
James Gerney Chambers born June 27, 1928 (83 years old) died March 30, 2012 of cardiac arrest at his home. Mr. Chambers was born in Forsyth County to his parents Ford and Elizabeth ...
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