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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 29th, 2013

Dawson

Gayle Rice Martin, 59, Dawsonville
Mrs. Gayle Rice Martin, age 59, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short illness.Mrs. Martin was ...

Forsyth

Billy Joe Smith, 80, Cumming
Billy Joe Smith, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.A private service was held for Mr. Smith. Ingram Funeral H ...

Gwinnett

Willburn Bradford Keeton, Jr., age 95, of Sugar Hill passed away June 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Johns Creek Baptist Church Chapel. ...

Habersham

James Truett Nicholson, 78, Demorest
Funeral services for James Truett Nicholson, age 78, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Austin Kelley and Rev. Ant ...
Kathleen "Katie" Wood Gragg, 88, Batesville Community
Funeral services for Kathleen "Katie" Wood Gragg, age 88 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Providence B ...
Martha Sarah Harris Ferguson, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013, following an extended illness. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on ...

Hall

Clifford Jack Turner, 83, Gainesville
Clifford Jack Turner, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Harry Lee Chinn, Jr., Flowery Branch
Harry Lee Chinn, Jr., of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. Harry was a member of Flowery Branch Church of God for 4 years. He served in the National Guard for 1 ...
Maggie Louise Hodges, 65, Gainesville
Maggie Louise Hodges, age 65 of Gainesville, GA passed away on June 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2013 at The New Gainesville Seventh Day Adventist ...
Theresa Catherine Honkus, 81, Gainesville
Ms. Theresa Catherine Honkus, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at New Horizons of Limestone. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Mrs. ...

Jackson

Cassandra Ann Carey, 30, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Cassandra Ann Carey, 30, of Commerce who passed away on Saturday. Born in Athens, she was the daughter of Kimberly Carol Fitzpat ...
John Wilton Johnson, 73, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mr. John Wilton Johnson 73 of Maysville who died Saturday June 29,2013. Survivors include his mother Effie Mae Ferrell Johnson of Jacksonv ...
Lois Howington King, 93, Commerce
Mrs. Lois Howington King, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, age 93, of Commerce, GA went to heaven on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at her residence and was very much lov ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Hayward "Heavy" Beck, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his home following a short illness.Hayward was a native and lifelong reside ...
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