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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 18th, 2012

Dawson

Jettie S. Johnson, 96, Dawsonville
Jettie S. Johnson, 96, of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away March 9, 2012.Born September 18, 1915 in Henry, North Carolina to the late Charlie and Sarah S ...

Forsyth

Lisa Luann Knight, 46, Cumming
Lisa Luann Knight, 46, of Cumming and Fayetteville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012.The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, ...

Habersham

Frank Matthew Kelley, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Frank Matthew Kelley, age 94, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Wesley Purcell and Rev. ...
Nellie Ivie Tench, 86, Cornelia
Nellie Ivie Tench, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. Tench was born in Habersham County, Georgia on June 10, 1925, t ...
Paul A. Mitchell, 76, Clarkesville
Paul A. Mitchell, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. Mr. Mitchell was born on Aug ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Day, 71, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Day, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Morning, April 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funera ...
Arvin Anderson, Murrayville
Funeral services for Arvin Anderson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday April 20, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Anderson, Th ...
Carroll Lamar Sheridan, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services ares scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Carrroll Lamar Sheridan, age 66. of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and Rev ...
Lois Jean Wischmann, 70, Braselton
Mrs. Lois Jean Wischmann, age 70, of Braselton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 from ...
Mary Harrison Tanner, 66, Gainesville
Mary Harrison Tanner, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Eric Carlton Smith, 42, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eric Carlton Smith, 42, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012. Mr. Smith was born in Winder, Ga. a son of th ...
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