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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 20th, 2013

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Michael Lewis Tonya, 87, Cumming
Michael Lewis Tonya, from Cumming, Georgia, died on September 20, 2013 in Cumming, Georgia of lengthy illnesses. He was born September 2, 1926 in Bessemer, PA to Andrew Tonya and J ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Patricia Washington Davis, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on September 20, 2013.She is survived by her husband of thirty years, Sim Davis, Buford, GA; daughter Nekita Washi ...

Hall

Peggy Jean Hayes, 54, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Hayes, age 54, of Gainesville, GA passed away September 20, 2013. The visitation is Friday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St. from 7:00 o'clock p. ...

Jackson

James 'J.R.' Thompson, 31, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "J.R." Thompson, 31,of Commerce, Ga. who passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death ...

White

Ann Mae Vollrath, 75, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ann Mae Vollrath, age 75 of Cleveland. Ms. Vollrath passed on September 20, 2013. A celebration of life for Ms. Vollrath ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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