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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 22nd, 2012

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Bessie Roberts, 83, Braselton
Bessie Roberts, 83, of Braselton, Ga. Passed away Sunday July 22, 2012. Complete Arrangements to be made with Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street SW Gainesville. www.wardsfh.com
Nathan B. Tanner, 83, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday July 25, 2012 at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Nathan B. Tanner age 83 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. David Gravitt will of ...
Peter E. Brady, 82, Gainesville
Peter Emanuel Brady, 82 of Gainesville, GA passed away in his home early Sunday, July 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ane, his sister, Patricia Faucher, and his ...
William E. Norrell, 77, Gainesville
Mr. William E. "Billy" Norrell, 77 of Gainesville died Sunday July 22, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Norrell was the son of the late Grov ...

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Charles Frank Paradise, 80, Mountain City
Charles Frank Paradise, 80, of Mountain City passed away at his residence after an extended illness.Chuck was born in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Jez ...

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Floyd Wheeler, 92, Cleveland
Floyd Wheeler age 92 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 21, 2012 at Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler was born in Hall County the son of the ...
Lonnie Thomas Hortman, 86, Cleveland
Lonnie Thomas (Tom) Hortman passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 24, at Roberta City Cemetery. Rev. Nita Crump will offic ...
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