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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

Ronnie Marvin Padgett, 62, Cumming
Ronnie Marvin Padgett, age 62, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Ruby Padgett. Survivors include his loving wif ...

Gwinnett

Nancy McBride Burke, 67, Suwanee
Nancy McBride Burke, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Ms. Burke was born December 14, 1945 in Swainsboro, GA. She was a 1963 graduate of Swainsboro High ...

Hall

Agnes Cantrell, 90, Lula
Agnes Cantrell peacefully entered into rest at age 90 on June 2, 2013. Born July 18, 1922. She is predeceased by her husband Emory "Strut" Cantrell. She assisted in reari ...

Jackson

Julia H. Shirley, 80, Jefferson
Julia H. Shirley, 80, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born in Gainesville, GA, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shirley; daughter, Judy Piotrowsk ...
Mary E. McCoy, 94, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mary E. McCoy 94 of Commerce who died Sunday June 2, 2013. Survivors include 2 brothers Donald McCoy of Gillsville and Howard McCoy of Com ...

Lumpkin

James Thomas Pritchard, Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and family on Sunday, June 2, 2013 after an extended illness.James, or "Tom" ...
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