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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 5th, 2014

Dawson

James C. 'Jake' Waits, 82, Dawsonville
James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 4, 2014 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born November 8, 1931 in Fulton ...

Hall

Daisy Jo Barnett Swearingen, 50, Gainesville
Daisy Jo Barnett Swearingen, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness. Funera ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher John "Chris" McCarthy, 58, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Mr. McCarthy w ...

Rabun

Karen Panico, 51, Rabun Gap
Karen Panico, age 51, of Rabun Gap, passed away February 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Karen was born November 14, 1962 in Franklin N.C. the daug ...
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.