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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 3rd, 2014

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Rev. Gene Turk, 79, Winder
Rev. Gene Turk, age 79, of Winder, Georgia died April 3, 2014. A native of Flowery Branch, he was a son of the late Joe L. and Ethel Crane Turk. He was preceded by a son, Dann ...

Forsyth

Loretta R. Skwara, 79, Cumming
Loretta R. Skwara, 79, of Cumming, GA died on April 3, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Brownville Junction, ME she was the daughter of the late Chester and Geneva Russ ...
Pauline Ivey, 97, Cumming
Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born January 17, 1917 to the late E. H. "Sug" and Annie Bel ...
Sammy Gene Hines, 82, Cumming
Sammy Gene Hines, age 82, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict 1952-1 ...

Gwinnett

Larry James Cain, 69, Lawrenceville
Mr. Larry James Cain, age 69, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Woods Grove Baptist C ...
Funeral Services For Mrs. Zusandra C. Lewis of Buford, Ga will be held on Saturday April 5, 2014 1:00pm at the Union Missionary Baptist Church 251 Bona Road Buford, Ga 30518: Past ...

Hall

Averi Lane Smith, 17, Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland
Averi Lane Smith, age 17 of Gainesville of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Egleston Children's Hospital.Averi was born October 3, 1996 in Gainesville, GA to ...
Cheryl Gotay Whitmer, 61, Gainesville
Cheryl Gotay Whitmer, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on April 3, 2014, surrounded by her family, following an extended illness. A me ...
Ella Janet Chapman, 69, Gainesville
Ms. Ella Janet Chapman, age 69, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be 1: ...
Mary Juanita Cantrell Cole, 72, Gainesville
Mary Juanita Cantrell Cole, 72, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on April 3, 2014 at New Horizons Limestone following a period of declining health. A lifelong resident of Hall Coun ...
Tom R. Deaton, 60, Buford
Tom R. Deaton, 60, of Buford, GA passed away on April 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie Deaton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, ...

Jackson

Olive Ruth Allen, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Olive Ruth Allen, age 83 of Commerce died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta, GA. Mrs. Allen was born in Luxor, PA to the late, Joseph and Emma Gar ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home announces the death of Richard Theodore Holland Sr. age 66 of Helen. Mr. Holland passed away Friday, April 3, 2014.Richard was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Fe ...
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