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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 4th, 2013

Gwinnett

Joseph Brown, 88, Lawrenceville
Joseph Lil Brown, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on February 4, 2013. He was born June 18, 1924 in Concord, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Daisy Brown, br ...
Sherri King Pirkle, 63, Buford
Ms. Sherri King Pirkle, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn King. She is survived by her daughter and son- ...

Habersham

Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, 63, Turnerville
Funeral services for Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, age 63, of Turnerville will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 5:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will fol ...
Gladys Davis Pitts, 85, Mt. Airy
Gladys Davis Pitts, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Oaks at Scenic View, following a period of declining health. Born in Madison County, North Caro ...

Hall

Harley Parker, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harley Parker, age 88, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lillie Parker; and brothers, Roy Parker, ...
Ira D. Forrester, 88, Clermont
Funeral service will be held for, Ira D. Forrester,Sr. age 88 of Clermont, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Interment will be in the c ...
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr, 90, Gainesville
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr., 90, of Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Belleville, IL.) passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Yates was born on Jan. ...

Jackson

Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday February 3, 2013. Mrs. Hooks was born in Jefferson, Georgia the ...
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