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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 6th, 2014

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Ella Bennett Banks, 85, Winder
Ella Bennett Banks, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Mrs. Banks graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in 1950 and lived in College Park from 1956 to 19 ...
Michael C. Cheek, 58, Winder
Michael C. Cheek, age 58, of Winder, GA passed away on March 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lankford Cheek, and his mother, Mae Ashby. He is survived by his wif ...

Dawson

Eugene 'Gene' Gilleland, 88, Dawsonville
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born September 12, 1925 to the late Boyd and Sally Gilleland, he ...

Forsyth

Billy Lanier Martin, 77, Cumming
Billy Lanier Martin, age 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Billy was a member of Salem Baptist Church and w ...

Gwinnett

Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, Buford
Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ollie Bailey, husband, Arnold G. Chesser and sis ...

Hall

John Edwin Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
Mr. John Edwin Hulsey, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
Paul T. Wischmann Sr., 74, Braselton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...
Paul T. Wishmann Sr., 74, Brasleton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...

Jackson

W.T. Nunn, 82, Commerce
Mr. W.T. Nunn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Nunn was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Willie and Fara Evans Nunn. Mr. Nunn was a ...

Rabun

Caney Martin Robinson, Jr., (affectionately known as Martin) 70, of Clayton, GA passed away at his residence Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born in Rabun County and was the son o ...

White

Rev. Phillip Eugene "Gene" Batson, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.Born on November 18, 1925 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walte ...
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.