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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Robert Leon McCann, 83, Cumming
Robert Leon McCann, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Bob loved flying and had logged over 19,000 hours. He enjoyed traveling, boating, sailing and the break ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Benjamin L. (Benny) Smith, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Smi ...
Benny Smith, 67, Buford
Mr. Benny Smith, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Smith Davis; and ...

Hall

Annie M. Addison, 90, Gainesville
Annie M. Addison, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm in the ...
Anthony Poole, 43, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Anthony Poole age 43 of Gainesville, GA will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 pm at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit Street SE Gaine ...
Janice Purcell Gaddy, 59, Gainesville
Mrs. Janice Purcell Gaddy, 59, of Gainesville died Friday July 26, 2013 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Janice was a graduate of Gainesville High School Class ...
Paul Earl "Corky" Kennedy, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Paul Earl "Corky" Kennedy, 69 of Gainesville died Saturday July 27, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. At the families request Mr. Kennedy will be cremat ...

Other

Gloria Patricia Evans, 79, Marietta
Gloria Patricia Evans retired Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, Teacher age 79, died July 26th after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Born in Canton, Mrs. Evans lived in Marie ...
Peggy Jean North, 80, Atlanta
Peggy Jean North, born July 6, 1933 in Enigma, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Floyd Summer and Li ...
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