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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 19th, 2014

Forsyth

Christine Thornton, 55, Cumming
Christine Thornton, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gregory Shannon Thornton of Cumming; sons, Christophe ...
Kathleen Grindle Hughes, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Norris Hughes; sisters, Irnee Hughes and Marie Mi ...

Habersham

W. Vance Grant, Jr.,, 89, Atlanta, formerly of Cornelia
W. Vance Grant, Jr., age 89, of Atlanta formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 due to multiple myeloma. Mr. Grant was born on September 3, 1924, i ...

Hall

Irene Forrester, Gainesville
Irene Forrester died March 19th, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA. She was the daughter of Thomas and Marcenia Adamson, of Banks County, GA. She was preceded in d ...
Rita Compton Lawson, 79, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rita Compton Lawson, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 ...
Sibyl Fay McKinney, 84, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 23, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sibyl Fay McKinney age 84 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Joseph Dover and ...
Wayne Haas, 57, Flowery Branch
Wayne Haas, 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon David Haas. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Mary C ...

Jackson

Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, Hoschton
Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on March 19, 2014, following a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Edward Hosse, Jr. Dolores and E ...

White

Philip Hunt, 96, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Philip Hunt, age 96 of Cleveland. Philip was born in White County on April 27, 1917 to the late Hansel H. Hunt and Ma ...
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.