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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 1st, 2013

Forsyth

Carole Foster, 79, Cumming
Carole Foster, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013. She was a court reporter for Judge Philip Etheridge in the Fulton County Superior Court for 38 years. Carole ...

Habersham

Lurlene Ward Payne, 85, Baldwin
Lurlene Ward Payne, age 85, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Mrs. Payne was born on February 4, 1928, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Silas and Gra ...

Hall

Dennis White, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Lee White was born on October 20, 1948 in Hall county to the late Emory and Dolly White. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Emory and Dolly White and brothers, Chr ...
William Jesse Campbell, 54, Gainesville
William Jesse Campbell, 54, of Gainesville, GA, died on March 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Hospital after a sudden illness. He is survived by his greatest joy in life, his son Cas ...

Jackson

Samuel A. Vickery, 84, Commerce
Dr. Samuel Ausborn Vickery 84 passed away May 1, 2013.Dr. Vickery was the son of the late Vernon and Mabel Vickery. He was preceded in death by an older brother James who was kille ...
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