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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 11th, 2014

Gwinnett

Adam C. Almas, 44, Suwanee
Adam C. Almas, age 44, of Suwanee, GA passed away on April 11, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Amy Oberlin Almas, Suwanee, GA; children, Zachary Almas, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

Elaine Allen Burton, 74, Clarkesville
Elaine Allen Burton, age 74, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Burton was born on May 31, 1939 in Cla ...
Shirley Ann Watts Welborn, 74, Clarkesville
Shirley Ann Watts Welborn, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Welborn was born on October 11, 1940, in ...

Hall

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday April 14, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Hubert Franklin "Junior" Turner, 80, of Gainesville. The Rev. Wi ...
Jean Marie Butts, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Jean Marie Butts, age 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services and Interment will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00 ...
Mr. Robert Roger Oliver, age 90, of Lula passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Mr. Oliver was born in Hall County on July 13, 1923 to Robert Arnold Oliver and Bessie Rogers Oliver. ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher "Chris" Damon Garrett, age 35, of Commerce, who entered into rest Friday, April 11, 2014.Mr. Garrett was born in ...
John Eugene Purcell, 53, Commerce
Mr. John Eugene Purcell, age 53, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Purcell was born in Gainesville to the late Gene and Elizabeth ...

Lumpkin

Donna Faye Kirkpatrick, 53, Dahlonega
Donna Faye Kirkpatrick, age 53 of Dahlonega, Ga. died Friday April 11, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday April 15, 2 ...

Other

Addie Belle Shirley Cason, 99, Stockbridge
Addie Belle Shirley Cason, 99, of Stockbridge passed away at Ditas Hospice Hospital in Stockbridge following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 15, 201 ...
James Howard Tyler, 67, Chatsworth
Mr. James Howard Tyler age 67 of Chatsworth, passed away Friday April 11, 2014.Mr. Tyler was preceded in death by his parents, John Lester Tyler, Sr. and Leona Free Tyler; a son, J ...
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