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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 6th, 2014

Dawson

Ronald Griggs, 69, Dawsonville
Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Mr. Griggs was born September 12, 1944 in Gilmer Coun ...

Gwinnett

Grady Dover, 83, Buford
Grady Dover, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Allene Turner Dover. He is survived by his daugh ...

Habersham

Marion Ansley Brown, 72, Demorest
Marion Ansley Brown, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014.Mrs. Brown was born on March 4, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia; daughter of the late Harol ...
Wreather Nell Sears, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Wreather Nell Sears, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Sears was born in Commerce to the late George and Cora Lee Hill ...

Hall

James Tunney 'JT' Ridings, 82, Gainesville
James Tunney "JT" Ridings, 82, of Gainesville, GA died on July 6, 2014. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Joseph and Allie Ridings. His beloved daughter, Cathy Ston ...

Jackson

Sarah Frances Dailey, 84, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sarah Frances Dailey, age 84, of Nicholson who passed away on Sunday July 6th, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Ms. Dail ...

Rabun

David Warren Duck, 56, Clayton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Warren Duck, 56, of Clayton, Georgia, formerly of Braselton, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. David was born in ...

Stephens

John Morris Laseter, 74, Toccoa
Mr. John Morris Laseter, age 74 passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. John was born December 19, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Bass High School and Memphis State Univers ...
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