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Local Obits for Mon. May 26th, 2014

Dawson

David E. Johnson, 72, Dawsonville
David E. Johnson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Born May 9, 1942 in Edison, Georgia to the late James V. and J ...

Forsyth

Jessie Tinsley, 72, Cumming
Jessie Tinsley, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Alene Tinsley; sister, Emma Brady; brothers, Willie Frank &qu ...

Habersham

Betty Simpson Ledford, 70, Mt. Airy
Betty Simpson Ledford, age 70, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014.Mrs. Ledford was born on September 19, 1943, in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Clare ...
Clayton Andrew Martin, 20, Baldwin
Clayton Andrew Martin, age 20, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 26, 2014. Born in Jackson County May 3, 1994 he is the son of Juli (Tomlin) and Johnny Irvin, Baldwin and Andy M ...

Hall

Benjamin (Schoolboy) Ivey, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin "Schoolboy" Ivey, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia was born August 29, 1940 and passed away May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boizelle I ...
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, Gainesville
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, of Gainesville passed away May 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his wife and family by his side. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday ...
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, 94, Gainesville
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday May 28, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, of Gainesville . Rev. Grady White will officiate and burial wi ...
Kenneth M. Beard, 60, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth M. Beard, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, J. M. Beard, and his grandparents, Alvin and Mary ...
V.J. Strickland, 78, Clarkesville, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. V.J. Strickland, 78 of Clarkesville formerly of Gainesville died Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Strickland had lived in Hall County for most ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Harold Wallace (Pete) Haynes, 78, of Commerce, who died Monday morning at his residence. He was the son of the late Earnest and W ...
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.