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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 11th, 2014

Banks

Kevin Arlie Ledford, 18, Homer
Mr. Kevin Arlie Ledford, age 18, of Homer, GA died Friday, October 10, 2014. Mr. Ledford was born in Gainesville to Tony Allen Ledford of Toccoa and Kimberly Arleene Payne Ledford ...

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Evelyn Darlene Landers, 52, Statham
Evelyn Darlene Landers, age 52, of Statham passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. Evelyn loved to read, and was very computer literate. She also enjoyed Pro Football. Mrs. Land ...

Hall

Alphonse Abel Ayo, Jr, 89, Flowery Branch
Alphonse Abel Ayo, Jr was a US Navy veteran of World War II aboard the USS Mississippi, and a veteran of The Korean War as a USAF airman. He worked for the US Army Civil Service in ...
David V. Gage, 66, Gainesville
Mr. David V. Gage age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday October 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. ...
Eileen L. Miller, 85, Hoschton
Eileen L. Miller, age 85 of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 after an extended illness. Mrs. Miller has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Oct ...
Judy Bennett Johnson, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Tuesday October 14, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Judy Bennett Johnson, 71, of Gainesville. Rev. Raymond Latty will officiate. Burial w ...
Phyllis Strobel Hagar, 89, Gainesville
Phyllis Strobel Hagar was born on December 10, 1924 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and died on October 2, 2014 in Gainesville, Georgia, just short of her ninetieth birthday.Phyllis grew ...
Ruby Mae Hall Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
Ruby Mae Hall Hulsey, 85, of Gainesville passed away on October 11, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2pm at Timber Ridg ...

Jackson

Geneva G. Standridge, 90, Commerce
Geneva G. Standridge, age 90, passed away October 11, 2014. A native of Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late Lon C. and Mollie Crump Gulley. She was preceded in death by ...

Lumpkin

Michael Todd Panter, 52, Dahlonega
Michael Todd Panter age 52 of Dahlonega passed away on October 11, 2014 following and extended illness. Todd was a member of Winds Of Peace Fellowship in Dawsonville Ga and a wonde ...

Other

Bernd Greulich passed away peacefully before dawn, Saturday, October 11, surrounded by immediate family. 2 devastating strokes, sustained Sept. 16, were followed by a third in the ...
Othalee Sosebee, 81, Alpharetta
Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, passed away Saturday, October 11th, 2014. Lee was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He ran Lee Sosebee Service Station in Atl ...

Union

Susan Lorraine McGuinness, 71, Blairsville
Mrs. Susan Lorraine McGuinness, 71, of Blairsville passed away on October 11, 2014 at her residence.A prayer service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3 pm at Chestnut ...
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