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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 1st, 2012

Habersham

Mr. Joseph Bertie "Joey" Smith, 56 of Demorest passed away on Sunday, July 1 at the Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Stephens ...

Hall

Ross J. Pendley, 97, Buford
Ross J. Pendley of Buford, GA passed away on June 30, 2012. Mr. Pendley was born on November 25, 1914 in Forsyth County, GA and was 97 years old. Mr. Pendley was a watch repairman ...
Vaughn "Little John" Little, 92, Flowery Branch
Vaughn "Little John" Little, age 92 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...

Stephens

James Palmer Boyd, 73, Toccoa
Mr. James Palmer Boyd, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home. Born April 30, 1939 in Lyons, GA, he was a son of the late James Harrison and Bertha Lou Wo ...

White

Guy Edward Gerrin, 80, Cleveland
Guy Edward Gerrin, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gerrin was born August 9, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Les ...
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