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Local Obits for Fri. May 11th, 2012

Banks

William Frank Maxwell, age 65 of Lula, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, GA on June 15, 1946, he was a son of the late Jessie and Katherine ...

Dawson

Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, Dawsonville
Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizons West following an extended illness.Born February 26, 1928 to the late John Silvey and Fl ...

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Elsie M. Davis, 58, Mt Airy
Elsie May Davis, age 58 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Born in Ripley, West Virginia on April 4, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Pat and Julia Gates Ramsey. Mr ...
Larry Jennings Swain, 76, Baldwin
Larry Jennings Swain, age 76 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hunnington, West Virginia on July 21, 1935, he was the son of the late John and ...

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Austin Pethel, 87, Gainesville
Reverend Austin Pethel, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sun ...
Bettie Young, 72, Gainesville
Bettie Young age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Bettie Young Wilkins, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sue Young Wilkins, age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Clyde E. Wilkins, three daughters: Matavien Smith, S ...
Jewell Stover, 65, Lula
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday May 17, 2012 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell W. "J.W." Stover, 65 ,of Lula, Ga.. Rev. Verner London officiating. ...
Ray Satterfield, 83, Gainesville
Ray Odell Satterfield passed away on Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizon North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Ray was born in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Marvin & ...
Mr. William Herman "Bill" Collins, age 80, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home.Born February 10, 1932 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Fred Lee and M ...

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Jean Edward David, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jean Edward David of Cleveland. Mr. David passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Memorial services are scheduled for 7:00pm ...
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