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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 16th, 2013

Dawson

Edna Gazaway, 81, Dawsonville
Edna Gazaway, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 16, 2013. Born August 1, 1931 to the late Grady and Lizzie Tatum, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Edna wa ...

Forsyth

Aurelia Varajai, 69, Cumming
Aurelia Varajai, of Cumming, GA, age 69, passed away on her birthday, March 16, 2013 with her family at her side. She was a devoted wife of over 46 years and a wonderful mother, gr ...
Georgia Denise Spencer, 48, Cumming
Georgia Denise Spencer, age 48 of Cumming, passed away on March 16, 2013. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, Jeff Spencer of Cumming; children, ...
Lillie Jean Cagle, 88, Cumming
Lillie Jean Cagle, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on March 16, 2013. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and part of the ladies Sunday School Class. She was a devoted wi ...
Peter Ian Roberts, 17, Cumming
Peter Ian Roberts, age 17, died Saturday morning March 16, 2013 in a fatal car accident. He is survived by his parents, Tim and Karen Roberts; brother, Patrick, and sisters; Hannah ...

Gwinnett

Jacqueline Grant, 52, Buford
Jacqueline Grant, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Lanique Smalls, Buford, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda Gran ...
Pearlie Mae Young, 85, Buford
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Young, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Young. She is survived by her children, Cha ...

Habersham

Candace Olivia Maxwell Northrup, age 34, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. Candace was born on October ...
Donald Everett Gunn, 84, Mt. Airy
Donald E. Gunn, age 84, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Mr. Gunn was born on September 25, 1928, in Habersham County, to the late Everett and Viole ...
Henson Burnett Reeder, Sr., age 84 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at his residence. Born in Oneco, Florida on October 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Ralph He ...

Hall

Beverly Jean Almond, 77, Gainesville
Beverly Jean Almond, 77, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 16, 2013 at her residence following a extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 1 ...
Gerald Kesler, 60, Gainesville
Gerald Franklin Kesler,60, of Gainesville Ga., passed away March 16, 2013. Memorial Servies are planned for Friday March 22, 2013 at 11am at the First Baptist Church Gainesville, ...

Jackson

William Howard Pollock, 60, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Howard Pollock, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2013. Mr. Pollock was born in Pelham, ...
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