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Local Obits for Wed. May 15th, 2013

Habersham

Joan Henson Owenby, 79, Mt. Airy
Joan Henson Owenby, age 79, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at a local private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. Owenby was born on ...

Hall

Clarence "Don" Dale, 65, Gainesville
Clarence "Don" Dale, age 65, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.Don was born and raised in Gadsden, AL before moving to Gainesville, GA in 2012. He ...
Johnny Wilbanks, 67, Lula
Johnny Wilbanks, age 67 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 06, 1945, he was a son of the late Ellene Loudermilk Perry ...

Jackson

Annie Beth Samples, 86, Cumming
Annie Beth Samples, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. Annie is preceded in death by her parents Vester and Leil ...
Jackson (J.W.) Lewis, 77, Cumming
Jackson (J.W.) Lewis, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Jackson is preceded in death by his daughter; Brenda Anderson; sister, Agnes Baxter; brother, Thomas ...

Other

Alec Michael Whyte, 52, Atlanta
Alec Michael Whyte, 52, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on May 15th, 2013. His family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service once all the final details have bee ...
Larry Cohran, 77, McDonough
Larry Cohran, 77, of McDonough, Georgia passed away Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Emory University Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Cohran was born December 27, 1935 in Atlanta t ...
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