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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24th, 2014

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Ernest Collins, 88, Winder
Ernest Collins, age 88, of Winder passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Forsyth

Lieu Weda Brackett, 94, Cumming
Lieu Weda Brackett, age 94 of Cumming, passed away on February 24, 2014. Lieu was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Brackett. Li ...
Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, Cumming
Mary Wenona Wallace, age, 93, of Cumming passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Wenona was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, Buford
Barbara Ann Vaughan, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Vaughan. She is survived by daughter, Debb ...

Habersham

Paul Swain Murphy, 67, Cornelia
Paul Swain Murphy, age 67, of Cornelia, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home.Swain was a native and lifelong resident of Habersham County. He owned and operated S & R ...

Hall

Gregory Cooper Hanes, 55, Chestnut Mountain
Gregory Cooper Hanes, age 55, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief battle wit ...
Johnny C. Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny C. Young (father of Kelli Young), age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Monday. Mr. Young will Lie-in-state from 9am-1pm at Wimberly and Jackson. Funeral services will be ...
Johnny Cecil Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny Cecil Young, age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 24, 2014. Funeral services February 28, 2014 At 2:00pm at Memorial Park Chapel. Professional services entruste ...
Joseph Knapke, 21, Gainesville
Joseph Knapke, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
Maxine Croy Harvey, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Maxine Croy Harvey, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Me ...

Jackson

Connie Bettis,, 55, Commerce
Mrs. Connie Bettis, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Bettis was born in Gainesville to the late Bud and Sarah Bone Hicks. ...

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William Kenneth "Ken" Gilreath, age 47 of Canton, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. He was of the protestant faith. He was a loving father who loved his children. Ke ...

Stephens

Mr. Terry Lewis "T.J." Hardman, Jr., age 27 of 49 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kindred Hospital Atlanta.A son of Terry Lewis ...

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Donald Fay Penner, 93, Cleveland
Mr. Donald Fay Penner, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Penner was born on July 11, 1920 the son of the late Fay and Marie Kemp Penn ...
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