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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 8th, 2014

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Christopher Scott Bishop I, age 56 of Winder passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

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Brenda Sue Swafford, 64, Cumming
Brenda Sue Swafford, age 64 of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Survivors include her children, Joey Swafford of Cumming, Billy Joe Swafford, Jr. of Cumming, Melinda S ...
Laurie Maxwell Gowen, 49, Cumming
Laurie Maxwell Gowen of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Laurie's heart failed after a 12 year struggle ...
Richard Douglas (Doug) Vaughan, 76, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 and entered heaven with a healed body, perfect vision, a renewed sense of ...
Roy Andrew Douglas, 66, Cumming
Roy Andrew Douglas, 66, of Cumming, GA passed away on August 8, 2014. Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late William and Lily Mae Douglas.He is survived by his wife, Ma ...

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Linda Bagwell Lynn, 67, Sugar Hill
Linda Bagwell Lynn, age 67, of Sugar Hill passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Bagwell; sister, Donnis Bagwell Terry; and stepson ...

Habersham

Christine Masters Johnson, age 68, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 following an extended illness.Mrs. Johnson was born on December 12, 1945 in Conyers, Geor ...

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Grace L Soucie, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace L Soucie, 87, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville H ...
Katy Grizzle Morris, 42, Harrison
Ms. Katy Grizzle Morris, age 42, of Harrison suddenly passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from the Chapel of Memorial P ...
Norman F. Reed, Sr, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Norman F. Reed, Sr., age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 1 ...

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Willie Lou Knight, 92, Winder
Willie Lou Knight, age 92, of Winder passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...

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Madgie Illene Donaldson, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Madgie Illene Donaldson, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Donaldson passed away Friday, August 8, 2014.Funeral services a ...
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