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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 5th, 2014

Forsyth

Merle Meredith, 94, Gainesville
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born September 10, ...

Gwinnett

Cooper David O'Brien, 14, Suwanee
Cooper David O'Brien, 14, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away July 5th, 2014 at 1:35 am after a long and courageous battle with Clear Cell Sarcoma. Cooper was born February 21, 2 ...

Hall

Callie Mae Helton, 68, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Callie Mae Helton, age 68, of Lula who passed away on July 5th, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John Dav ...
Hilaria Pedraza, 83, Gainesville
Hilaria Pedraza, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm in the ...
Lois Evelyn Loggins, 85, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Lois Evelyn Loggins, age 85 of Gainesville. Mrs. Loggins died July 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Services will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 at 3 ...
Oscar Garcia, 17, Gainesville
Oscar Garcia, age 17, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will ...
Robert Lee Myers, 74, Gillsville
Robert Lee Myers, age, 74 of Gillsville passed away on July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 9, ...

Lumpkin

Amy Payne Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Amy Payne Shirley, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center following an extended illness.Amy was born and raised in Lavonia, GA b ...
Charles Albert Brooks, 67, Dahlonega
Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Georgia, passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure. Charlie was bo ...

Other

William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, Mexico Beach, FL
William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home in Mexico Beach, FL. Billy was born November 22, 1939 to the late William Matthew Gillen, Sr. and Ma ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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