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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 29th, 2013

Forsyth

John Wymond "Jerry" French, 88, of Cumming, GA died at his home on August 29, surrounded by his loving family.Memorial Services are scheduled for 4:00 pm on Sunday, Septe ...

Habersham

Glenn T. 'Bud' Asherbranner, 56, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Glenn T. "Bud" Asherbranner, age 56, of Demorest will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment w ...
Tem Lasopha, 81, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Tem Lasopha, age 81, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Lasopha was born on May 15, 1932, in Laos; daughter of the late Kon ...

Hall

Dora Lee Carlisle Stevens, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Dora Lee Carlisle Stevens, 86, of Gainesville died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ...
James Odus Hamby, 77, Gainesville
James Odus Hamby, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

Jackson

Gertrude Ketre, 89, Braselton
Gertrude Ketre, age 89, of Braselton, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013. She loved to swim and take care of babies and children. She was survived by her son Billy Palmer, III ...

White

Jacob Ross Gurule, 26, Cleveland
Jacob Ross Gurule, age 26, of Cleveland passed away Friday, August 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor ...
On August 29, 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Ronald Graham, affectionately known as "Ron" to all of his friends, passed away from this life to heaven. He went to be with ...
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