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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 20th, 2013

Dawson

Robby Loyd Burnett, 47, Dawsonville
Robby Loyd Burnett, of Dawsonville, GA, age 47, passed away on January 20, 2013. There was no greater father on earth than Robby. He cherished his two sons and was so proud of the ...

Forsyth

James Clifford Dowdy, 83, Cumming
James Clifford Dowdy, 83, of Cumming, GA died on January 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tucker, GA he was the son of the late John and Elsie Dowdy. His beloved w ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Nichols, 98, Suwanee
Elizabeth Nichols, age 98 of Suwanee and formerly of Habersham Mills, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.Born in Habersham County on April 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the l ...
Sammy 'Sam' Scott, 71, Buford
Mr. Sammy "Sam" Scott, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Sue Standridge Scott. He is survi ...
William Earl (Bud) Sears, III, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, William Earl (Wes) Sears, IV; parents, Willia ...

Habersham

Grace Watson Coker, 92, Demorest
Grace Watson Coker, age 92 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. A life-long native of Habersham County, Georgia, Grace was ...

Hall

Reverend Lew E. Ayres, 83, Gainesville
Reverend Lew E. Ayres, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence under the care of hospice. A Memorial Service will be ...
Hubert "FLAP" Samuel Higgins, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents, Noah and Flora Higgins; brother, Larry H ...

Jackson

Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., 88, Commerce
Mr. Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., age 88 of Commerce died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Chandler was born in Royston to the late, Stoy H. and Margie Lee Culbertson Chand ...

White

Patricia Ellis, 61, Cleveland
Patricia Ellis, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 her residence. Ms. Ellis was born July 23, 1951 in White County to the late Spencer Sr. and Mary Martin Wa ...
Robert James Wedwaldt, 74, Cleveland
Robert James Wedwaldt, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Wedwaldt was born July 17, 1937 in Panama Canal to the late William and Anna ...
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