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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 23rd, 2015

Gwinnett

Jerry James Manning, 66, Dacula
Jerry James Manning, age 66, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Manning Mangrum; stepfather, Dan Mangrum; s ...

Habersham

L.M. Chastain, 84, Mt. Airy
L.M. Chastain, age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Chastain was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Marietta, GA to the late Luther and Jessie Lee Willia ...

Hall

Gerald L Berthold, 76, Braselton
Gerald L. Berthold age 76 of Braselton passed away Thursday April 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville. 
Dionisio Blasnich, 68, Braselton
Mr. Dionisio Blasnich age 68 of Braselton, Ga. Died Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the N.E. Ga.Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 6 PM Friday April 24, 2015 at the Hillsi ...

Lumpkin

Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr. age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on April 23rd, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Dempsey moved from Norcross to Dahlonega in 1978 and was a ...
James Robert Simpson Sr., 59, Dahlonega
James Robert Simpson Sr., age 59, of Dahlonega, passed away, Thursday, April 23, 2015 following a brief illness. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James Simpson Jr. (L ...

Other

Henry Asa Tuten, Jr., Stone Mountain
Henry Asa Tuten Jr., Asa to his friends, died on the morning of April 23, 2015 after a long battle with Leukemia.  He is survived by his wife Linda, son Jim, daughter Ashley 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