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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29th, 2013

Forsyth

David Lewis Hamby, 76, Cumming
David Lewis Hamby, age 76, of Cumming, GA died October 29, 2013. Mr. Hamby, a native of Cumming, was the son of the late Lewis Franklin & Ellene Mullinax Hamby. He was also pre ...
Terrell H. Higgins, 82, Cumming
Terrell H. Higgins, age 82, and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a long term illness. He was a loving husband, father, and very special P ...

Gwinnett

Frank Alexander Sbrocco received eternal peace on October 29th. He was preceded in death by his parents Jennie and Dominic Sbrocco and sister-in-law, Eleanor Sbrocco. He is surviv ...
Philip Wayne Birchall, 50, Lawrenceville
Philip Wayne Birchall, age 50, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 42 ...
Rita Streetman, 82, Suwanee
Rita Streetman, age 82, of Suwanee, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Streetman; son, Michael Streetman; sister, Rebecca Smith. ...

Habersham

Aileen Haley Conn, 55, Clarkesville
Mrs. Aileen Haley Conn, age 55, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 30, 1958 in Athens, GA, she was a dau ...

Hall

Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the services for Inez Josephine O'Kelley Watkins of Lula who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Health Syst ...
Ruby Martin Samples, 93, Gainesville
Ruby Martin Samples, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Southern Traditions in Buchanan, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, Flowery Branch
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband of twenty eight years, Donald Overbeck, parents, William a ...

Jackson

Roger Wesley Sears, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Roger Wesley Sears, age 52 of Commerce, who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Sear ...

Lumpkin

Charles Vandervender, 72, Dahlonega
Charles Vandervender 72 of Dahlonega passed away on 10/29/2013. Graveside service at 4 PM on 10/30/2013 at Antioch church.
Zak McConnell, 26, Dahlonega
Zak McConnell, age 26, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Zak was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and an accomplished musician. He was a teaching assist ...

Other

Gladys Marie White Woods, 93, Fayetteville
Gladys Marie White Woods, age 93, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Doctors Hospice of Georgia.Born on November 07, 1919 in Banks County, she was a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William "Bill" Ralph Robarts, Jr., 76, of Carnesville, Ga., who passed away on October 29, 2013.Mr. Robarts was born in Tamp ...

White

Clarence Earl Sible, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Clarence Earl Sible, age 70 of Cleveland. Mr. Sible passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements are i ...
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