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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2015

Banks

William Erskine "Bill" Smith, Jr., age 74, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.Born on June 17, 1940, in Walton County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Will ...

Dawson

June Young, 79, Dawsonville
June Young, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 6, 1935 in Dawson County to the lat ...
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, Dawsonville
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Broome was born August 30, 1932 in Fort Payne, Alab ...

Forsyth

Kathryn Sears, 86, Cumming
Kathryn Sears, born September 11th, 1928, passed with peace and grace on March 8th, 2015. She is survived by her brothers John Sears Jr., Allen Sears, and sister Alashia Dawson, a ...
Lynda Couch Murphy, 69, Cumming
Lynda Couch Murphy age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Lynda was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Lynda retired from Tyson's after 43 years of servi ...

Habersham

Jackie Craft, 51, Cornelia
Jackie Craft age 51 of Cornelia, Ga. died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Hillside Chape ...

Hall

Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95, Hoschton
Mrs. Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95 of Hoschton died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the Oaks of Braselton.Born in Hoschton, Georgia, Mrs. Hurley had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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