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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 28th, 2013

Forsyth

Amy Katherine Glover, 25, Cumming
Amy Katherine Glover, age 25, of Forsyth County, passed away June, 28, 2013. Amy was a member at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Amy was a meteor. When she walked into a room, you kne ...

Gwinnett

Jon Cook, 48, Suwanee
Jon Cook departed this world June 26th, 2013 at his family's home in Suwanee, GA. Jon fought a hard battle against cancer. He is survived by his children Kendall Cook, Chase C ...
Joseph L. Epps,, 57, Sugar Hill
Joseph L. (Joe) Epps, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Peggy Epps, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Lasann ...
Rev. A. J. Mullinax, Jr., age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Bennett Mullinax; daughter, Charlotte Mullin ...
Robert E. Rugg, 83, Suwanee
Mr. Robert E. Rugg, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Florence Clegg Rugg; and brother, Charles Willi ...

Hall

Bob Cummings, Lula
Mr. Bob Cummings, of Lula, Georgia formerly of Oxford, Alabama passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 01, 2013 from the Chap ...
Ella Faye Heaton, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday July 1, 2013 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Ella Faye Heaton age 71 of Gainesville. The Rev. Jeff Worley will offici ...
Ellen Faye Pinson, 84, Murrayville
Ellen Faye Pinson, age 84 of Murrayville and Henderson, Nevada, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are s ...
Lillian Faulkner Baggett-the first child of Edward and Hortense Faulkner-was born in New Holland, Georgia, now a part of Gainesville. At New Holland Lillian was nurtured by the lo ...

Jackson

Catherine J. Hopcraft, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Catherine J. Hopcraft, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. Mrs. Hopcraft was born in Maitland. FL, a daug ...
Ralph Roland Roberts, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ralph Roland Roberts, age 90, who passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. A Native of Jefferson, Georgia, Mr. Roberts was born on Januar ...
Zelma R. Bannister, 90, Commerce
Zelma R. Bannister, age 90, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Northridge Nursing Home in Commerce. She was born Zelma Katherine Reidling on November 18, 1922, in Jackson Cou ...

Other

Beth Marie Haggard, 49, Athens
Mrs. Beth Marie Haggard, age 49, of Athens, GA died Friday, June 28, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Haggard was born in Athens to the late Daniel and Juanita Griffin Payne. She was ...
Maggie Cordilia Abbott, 91, Alpharetta
Maggie Cordilia Abbott, age 91, of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013. Maggie liked to spend her time putting puzzles together, doing word search and working crossword p ...
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