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Local Obits for Sun. May 3rd, 2015

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John Michael Eden, 22, Winder
  Mr. John Michael Eden, "john-john" age 22, of Winder, who passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. John-john was born in Elgin, Illinois, the son of John F. Eden and ...

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Eugene “Gene” Emory Wallis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Gene was formerly employed by Lockheed.  He was a loving husband, father, and g ...

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Connie Adams, 91, Gainesville
Fay Consuelo “Connie” Smith Adams died Sunday May 3, 2015, after a brief illness.  She was 91. Connie was born August 9, 1923, in Atlanta, GA to William and E ...
  William Rufus “Junior” Bryant, Jr. of Murrayville passed away on Sunday May 3, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Hall County, he was the son of the late Will ...
Harold Ray Fortner, 79, Gainesville
            Mr. Harold Ray Fortner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following ...
Randy Lee Price, 57, Flowery Branch
Randy Lee Price, 57, of Flowery Branch passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.             ...

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Barbara Johnson Appleby, 84, Jefferson
Barbara Johnson Appleby died on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the age of 84. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Travis Appleby (Bob). She leaves behind three children, Charlt ...

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Joseph Thomas, 71, Cleveland
Joseph Thomas, 71 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, May 03, 2015.  Joe was born in Toccoa on December 05, 1943 to the late Lowery and Lizzie Payne Thomas.  He graduated fr ...
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