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Local Obits for Thu. May 31st, 2012

Dawson

Chris Parker, 53, Dawsonville
Chris Parker, 53, of Gainesville passed away Thursday May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born November 30, 1958 in Decatur, Illinois to the ...

Gwinnett

Howard C. "Buddy" Ebert, age 69 of Buford, GA died Thursday, May 31, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, 91, Baldwin, formely of Demorest
Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, age 91, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.Ms. Smith was born on October 2, 1920, in Jackson Count ...
Haymon "Hammer" Johnson, age 44, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Hammer was born in Seneca ...
Marie Cammer Mead, 77, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Marie Cammer Mead, age 77, of Clarkesville.Mrs. Mead died May 31, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Those wishing may send cond ...

Hall

John R. "Charlie" Pierson, Jr., age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, of Gainesville.Those wis ...
Raymond Harold Sewell, 68, Murrayville
Mr. Raymond Harold Sewell, 68 of Murrayville, Ga. died Thursday May 31, 2012 at his residence. Born in Hartwell, Georgia, Mr. Sewell had lived in Hall County for most of his life. ...
Sarah Edge, 86, Gainesville
Sarah Elizabeth Edge, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. Fune ...
William "Bill" Greer, 87, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday June 4, 2012, at Lanier Village Estates Chapel for William "Bill" Greer, 87, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in ...

Stephens

Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, 51, Toccoa
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, age 51, of Toccoa.Mrs. Caldwell died May 31, 2012 at Northside Hospital.Those wishing may send condolences at ...
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