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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 30th, 2012

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James Allen Smithson, 78, Gainesville
James Allen "Jim" Smithson passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2012 after battling a long, courageous fight with Parkinson's Disease. A Memorial Service will ...
James Norman Fitzpatrick, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Thursday May 3, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church for Mr. James Norman Fitzpatrick age 70 of Gainesville. The body will lie-in-state from 1:0 ...
John L. Kenimer, 78, Gainesville
Mst. Sgt. John Leonard Kenimer also known as "Jake" in the Gainesville area, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was a member of Belton Baptist Church in L ...
Tarcisio Martinez, 85, Gainesville
Tarcisio Martinez, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

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Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, 44, Bethlehem
Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, age 44, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawso ...
Thomas Vernon Pryor, 83, Maysville
Mr. Thomas Vernon Pryor, age 83, of Maysville, GA died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Pryor was born in Albia, IA to the late Thomas Rudolph and Myrtle Marie Dix Pry ...

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Annabelle Maye Hopke, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Annabelle Maye Hopke, age 73 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hopke was born October 6, 1938 in Decatur, IL to the late C ...
Nay Hale Duke, 74, Cleveland
Nay Hale Duke, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Duke was born in Jefferson Ga on December 12, 1937 to Martha Louise Hale Duke and the l ...
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