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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 26th, 2013

Dawson

Justin Disharoon, 25, Dawsonville
Justin Disharoon, 25, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 26, 2013. Mr. Disharoon was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. He attended Dawson County High School and was a ...
Robert J. "Bob" Galasso, 77, Dawsonville
Robert J. "Bob" Galasso, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 26, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1935 in Oyster Bay, N ...
W. Frank Morgan, Sr., 90, Dawsonville
W. Frank Morgan, Sr., 90, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 26, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following an extended illness. Born April 23, 1922 in Dahlonega, Georgia to the la ...

Forsyth

Diane Marie (Frank) Steffen R.N., 69, died January 26, 2013 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, GA following a 22 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Clevel ...
William H. Maurice, 84, Cumming
William H. Maurice, 84 of Cumming, GA died on January 26, 2013 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community. Born in Whitehall, NY he was the son of the late Wilfred and Rita Mauric ...

Hall

Carolyn Louise Reed Harris, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Carolyn Louise Reed Harris, 71 of Gainesville died Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. A lifelong resident of Hall Co ...
Trelle Reese Puckett, Gainesville
Trelle Reese Puckett, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away at her home on January 26, 2013. She died surrounded by her children after a courageous battle with ...
Wanda Kay Reece Jones, 57, Gainesville
Wanda Kay Reece Jones, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Jones was born May 3, 1955 in Commerce, GA to ...

Jackson

Dr. Claude Glenn Wilkes, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Dr. Claude Glenn Wilkes, age 90, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Dr. Wilkes was born in Jackson County, GA, a ...

Lumpkin

Larry 'Bud' Stephens, 67, Murrayville
Mr. Larry "Bud" Stephens age 67, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013.A lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, Bud was a wonderful child of God, loved ...

Rabun

Lawrence Franklin Shook, 89, of Clayton, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was born April 21, 1923 and was the son of Larnce Dillard Shook and De ...
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