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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 7th, 2013

Forsyth

Luke Barker, 87, Suwanee
Luke Barker, age 87, of Suwanee (Forsyth County), passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9th at 11:00 am at Pleasant View Baptist ...

Gwinnett

Henry Allen Puckett, 92, Buford
Henry Allen Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 6, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel on Monday, Septe ...

Habersham

Jo Ann McCann, 70, Clarkesville
Jo Ann McCann, age 70, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. McCann ...

Hall

Mildred Irene Maynard, 65, Buford
Mildred Irene Maynard, age 65, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3 PM at Hamilton ...

Jackson

Michael David Matthews, 54, Commerce
Michael David Matthews, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 7 surrounded by his family. He spent his final days with family and special friends who reminded him of what a specia ...
Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, 99, Commerce
Mr. Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, age 99, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born in Franklin County to the late C ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, Dahlonega
Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, of Dahlonega passed away in Gainesville, Georgia the morning of Thursday, September 5th, 2013 after losing her second battle with cancer. Born Shirley Jea ...

Other

Dolores Stamey, 65, Blue Ridge
Dolores Stamey, age 65 of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. She was born in Fannin County on Monday, September ...
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
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.