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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 27th, 2013

Gwinnett

Ruthie Lee Shelby, 79, Buford
Ruthie Lee Shelby, age 79 of Buford, Georgia, died suddenly Saturday, April 27, 2013. Mrs. Shelby has been transported to Mercer Funeral Home, Jackson, TN for services. Interment ...

Habersham

Elma Dodd Brown, 90, Cornelia
Elma Dodd Brown, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born January 20, 1923, in Banks County, she was a daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Frank Grizzle, Jr.John Franklin (Frank) Grizzle, Jr., 85, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Grizzle Sr. and Ruby Gr ...
Vallieree S. Casper Bryant, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Vallieree S. Casper Bryant age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday April 27, 2013 at Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Lynda L. Brookshire, 69, Hoschton
Mrs. Lynda L. Brookshire, age 69, of Hoschton, GA and the Duncan Creek Community passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Bob Br ...
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