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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 18th, 2014

Forsyth

Delwin Travis Hammons, 94, Cumming
Delwin Travis Hammons, 94, died peacefully on September 18, 2014. "Del" was born October 12, 1919 to Jack K. Hammons and Mattie Ann Hammons. He was predeceased by his s ...
William Turk, 64, Cumming
William Turk, born March 27, 1950, passed away September 18, 2014. William was a happily married man with a large boisterous family. He was a proud Navy veteran who worked as a cou ...

Gwinnett

Victor Laurente, 77, Lilburn
Victor Laurente, age 77, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Ceverina Martinez; sons, Carlos Laurente and Julio Laurente; daug ...

Habersham

Julian Isaac Newton, Jr., 88, Demorest
Julian Isaac Newton, Jr, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Newton was born on September 19, 1925, in ...

Hall

Hershell Jewell Samples, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Hershell Jewell Samples, age 69, of Gainesville, passed away on September 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedu ...
Rita Warner Luther, 90, Gainesville
Rita M. Luther, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Monday, September 22, 2014 at Memorial Park North Ri ...
Thomas Allen Calvert, 63, Murrayville
Thomas Allen Calvert, 63, of Murrayville passed away suddenly on September 17, 2014. A native of Arlington, VA, he was born on June 2, 1951 at Arlington Hospital and was the son o ...

Lumpkin

Gerald 'Jerry' Sheridan, 77, Dahlonega
Gerald "Jerry" Sheridan, 77, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at his residence.Born July 7, 1937 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Lumpkin ...
Janie Gerrells Jarrard-Bailey, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.Janie was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a member of Siloam Baptist Ch ...
William (Bill) Anthony Volpe, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.He was born in Benton Harbo ...
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, Dawsonville
Zane Grey Whelchel, age 86, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.Zane was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and attended Etowah Baptist Church in Lumpkin ...

Other

Willis (Bill) Franklin Cook, 87, Stone Mountain
Willis "Bill" Franklin Cook, age 87 of Stone Mountain, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Emory Hospital. Mr. Cook was born January 7, 1927 in Atlanta to the lat ...

Stephens

Lloyd Kenneth Carlan, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Lloyd Kenneth Carlan, age 86, of Seminole Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at his residence. The son of the late Hubert and Elizabeth Coker Carlan, he ...

White

Frank W. Parks, 85, Cleveland
Frank W. Parks, 85, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday September 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born June 14, 1929 in Hall County to the late A. P ...
Gene Tomanek, 73, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Gene Tomanek, age 73 of Cleveland. Mr. Tomanek passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.Gene was born on November 8, ...
Robert E. Lee Roper, 97, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert E. Lee Roper, age 97 of Cleveland. Mr. Roper passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Funeral services are sc ...
Rosie Lee Gooch, 90, Cleveland
Rosie Lee Gooch, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Gooch was born November 13, 1923 in Banks County to ...
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