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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 13th, 2014

Dawson

Erwin Topper, 72, Dawsonville
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville, GA passed away at home on September 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was born in Strasburg, Germany on November 4, ...

Forsyth

Varnell Densmore Payne, 86, Cumming
Varnell (Nell) Densmore Payne, 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J ...

Gwinnett

Billy Ray Phillips, 83, Lawrenceville
Billy Ray Phillips, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clara Phillips; brothers, Gerald Ph ...

Hall

Harry Lee Johnson, 82, Gainesville
Harry Lee Johnson, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Dorothy Allene Lingerfelt, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy "Dot" Allene Lingerfelt, age 78 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014.Dot was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of New Hope B ...
Eugene H. (Gene) Taylor, 95, Gainesville
Eugene H. (Gene) Taylor, 95, of Gainesville passed away on September 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, S ...
Joel D, Jenkins, 55, Gainesville
Joel David Jenkins was born on April 7, 1959 to the late Beulah and Rev. Jesse David Jenkins. David was employed by Home Depot, Buford GA and he also worked for the Sears and Robu ...
Lucy Mae Young, 66, Gainesville
Ms. Lucy Mae Young departed this life on Saturday, September 14, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Strickland. She wa ...
Thelma Brewer Jones, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma Brewer Jones, age 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014.Mrs. Jones was born November 3, 1920 in Lula to the late Roscoe Clifton & ...

Lumpkin

Dewey Oliver, 66, Dahlonega
Dewey "D.W." Oliver, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 12, 2014.Dewey was born and raised in Hiram, GA to the late James and Mozell Copeland Oliver. ...

Other

Florine Craig Hulsey, 83, Athens
Mrs. Florine Craig Hulsey, age 83, of Athens, GA died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospice House surrounded by her children. Mrs. Hulsey was born in Baldwin, Ba ...

White

There will be a memorial service for April Renee Holliday Gilmer, age 43, of Morrow, Georgia, on November 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Loudsville United Methodist Church. April passed ...
Hilda Dolores Cameron, 78, Cleveland
Hilda Dolores Cameron, 78, of Cleveland passed away on September 12, 2014 at her residence. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Cameron was born ...
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