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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Betty Bass, 86, Cumming
Betty Bass, age 86, of Cumming, formerly of Blackshear, GA, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. Betty was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was saved in 1963. She taug ...

Gwinnett

Garrett Joseph Byrnes, 63, Buford
Garrett Joseph Byrnes, age 63, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 after a long battle with Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Cancer. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 1 ...

Habersham

Gennieve Anderson Sanders, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mrs. Sanders was born on September 8, 1924, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late ...
Geraldine Harper Spear, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Geraldine Harper Spear, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Spear was born in Monroe, GA to the late Gene and Clyde S ...
Ralph T. Crouch, Jr., 85, Turnerville
Ralph T. Crouch Jr., age 85, of Turnerville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mr. Crouch was born on April 19, 1928, in Meriwether County; son of the late Ralph T ...

Hall

Michael Williams, 48, Flowery Branch
Michael Williams, age 48, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ww ...

Lumpkin

Ella Sue Bowers Adams, 81, Dahlonega
Ella Sue Bowers Adams, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

White

Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, 53, Cleveland
Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, age 53 of Cleveland passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born in Atlanta on September 13, 1960 to Rachel Lee and Lurene Gooch ...
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