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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21st, 2013

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Ronald Eugene Faith, 66, Auburn
Ronald Eugene Faith, age 66, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...

Gwinnett

Jean Crowe Howell, 71, Buford
Mrs. Jean Crowe Howell, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Talmadge Howell; daughter, Connie Fancher; ...
Louise Stewart Smith, 83, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Louise Stewart Smith, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Zonie Samples Stewart; father, Ancil Neil S ...

Habersham

John Wesley Harper, 92, Cornelia
Funeral services for John Wesley Harper, age 92, of Cornelia will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. James Dumas and Rev. Scott L ...
Pernell Taylor Smith, 87, Demorest
Mrs. Pernell Taylor Smith, age 87 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center.Born on January 21, 1926, in Coker Creek, Tennessee, she was a da ...

Hall

Clara Florine McDuffie, 81, Gainesville
Clara Florine McDuffie age 81 of Gainesville passed away August 21, 2013 at her residence.Mrs. McDuffie was born December 17, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Thomas and Nealer ...
Gary David Smith, 66, Gainesville
Gary David Smith, son of David V. and Elizabeth Smith, was 66 years old when he died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. He was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Gainesville, Ga. A visitation will ...

Jackson

Helen L. Willingham, 77, Braselton
Helen L. Willingham, age 77, of Braselton, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was a good hardworking and supportive mom with a great sense of humor who was loved by many an ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Joe "Woody" Wood, 66, of Talmo, Ga. who passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013. Mr. Wood was born in Talmo, Ga., a son ...

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Carroll John Ver Steeg (C.J.), 76, New Smyrna Beach, FL,
Carroll John Ver Steeg (C.J.), age 76, of Cumming also of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013. He was a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, NY. C.J. was ...

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Sue Farmer, 69, Cleveland
Mrs. Sue Farmer, age 69 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Farmer was born on January 31, 1944. She was a homemaker and attended Town Creek ...
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