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Local Obits for Mon. May 5th, 2014

Banks

Bonnie Ayers Shubert, age 89 of Alto, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at New Horizons Limestone. Born in Banks County on December 1, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Rom Ayers ...

Barrow

Marilyn Ann Taynor, 74, Auburn
Marilyn Ann Taynor, age 74, of Auburn passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, ...

Forsyth

Carol Ann Paton, Cumming
Carol Ann Paton (Lortie) was born and raised in Bloomington Illinois. She was the daughter of James and Ann Lortie, who now reside in Cumming, Georgia. Carol attended Central Cath ...

Gwinnett

Bryan Harrison Fisher, 47, Dacula
Mr. Bryan Harrison Fisher, age 47, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Linda Baker Fisher; stepchildren, Erica Bane Rodriguez, Dunwoody, ...
Keith B. Parker, 56, Buford
Keith B. Parker, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Olivia Parker. He is survived by his partner of thirty years, D ...

Hall

Charles Anthony 'Tony' Marlowe, 57, Flowery Branch
Charles Anthony "Tony" Marlowe, age 57 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Gladys Alewine Sisum, age 64 of Lula, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at her residence. Born in Honea Path, South Carolina on June 24, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Oscar L ...
Ralph Walter Brechter, 79, Gainesville
Ralph Walter Brechter, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on May 5, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, May ...

Lumpkin

Helen Beatrice (Moore) Dowdy, 94, Dahlonega, formerly of Tampa, Fla.
Mrs. Helen Beatrice (Moore) Dowdy, age 94, of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly of Tampa, Florida, passed away Monday, May 05, 2014.Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, May 12 20 ...

Other

Hector Luis Rivera, 67, St. Croix
Hector Luis Rivera, 67, of St Croix, USVI passed away on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the VA hospital in Decatur, Georgia. Born in Vieques, Puerto Rico on April 22, 1947 he came t ...
Louis Edward Eldridge, 86, Porterdale, Ga.
Louis Edward Eldridge, age 86 of Porterdale, passed away on Monday, May 05, 2014 at the Georgia War Veteran's Home in Milledgeville, Georgia following an extended illness. Bo ...
Raymond Douglas Gunsten, 47, Alpharetta
Raymond Douglas Gunsten age 47 of Alpharetta, Ga. Died on May 5th, 2014. A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonald ...

White

Frank Kenneth Gerace Jr., 80, Cleveland
Frank Kenneth Gerace Jr., age 80, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 05, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...
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