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Obituaries & Related Stories

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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 9th, 2015

Banks

Jim W. Bowden, 77, Commerce
Mr. Jim W. Bowden, age 77, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 9, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Bowden was born in Louisburg, NC to the late Claude W. and Mary Louise Bai ...

Forsyth

John Sebastian O'Toole, Jr., 70, of Cumming, Ga. died on October 9, 2015 after his courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on June ...
Mary Helen Yates, 80, Cumming
Mary Helen Yates age 80 of Englewood, TN, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Yates.   She is s ...

Hall

Robert Henry Longshore, Jr., 90, Gainesville
Robert Henry Longshore, Jr. age 90, formerly of Athens, Georgia, passed away on October 9th, 2015 after an extended illness. Mr. Longshore, son of the late Robert Henry. Longshore ...
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
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.