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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 10th, 2015

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Elizabeth Jane Butler, 70, Winder
Elizabeth Jane Butler, age 70, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

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Larry Clonts, 48, Dawsonville
Larry Clonts, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born May 20, 1967 in Forsyth County, he lived in Dawson County for over 30 years.& ...
Marion F. Shirley, Sr, 94, Dawsonville
Marion F. Shirley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 10, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 26, 1920 in Alpharetta to the ...

Forsyth

Russell T. Williams, 20, Cumming
Russell T. Williams 20, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 10, 2015. He is survived by his mother; Leah Douglass, father; David Williams; brothers Evan Williams, David Will ...

Habersham

Carlton W. Blackburn, 89, Cornelia
Carlton W. Blackburn, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Froday, July 10, 2015 in Southaven, Mississippi. Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Churc ...
Edwin Thom Mayes, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Edwin Thom Mayes, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville.  Rev. Lisa G ...
Lewis McDonald, 76, Alto
Lewis McDonald, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mr. McDonald was born on January 21, 1939 in Gainesville, Georgia to th ...

Hall

William Robert Harlin, 84, Gainesville
William Robert Harlin, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chape ...
Boyd Washington Sosebee, 90, Gainesville
 Mr. Boyd Washington Sosebee, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...

Jackson

Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Mrs. Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 10, 2015.  Mrs. Hogan was born i ...

Stephens

Theo Bracewell, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Theo Dorothy Meier Bracewell, age 70, of 16 Crestwood Dr., Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   Daughter of the late Pa ...
John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain   Mr. John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain age 57 of 41 Cottonwood Court, Toccoa passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 at Stephe ...

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George Farris, 71, Cleveland
Mr. George Farris age 71 of Cleveland passed away on July 10, 2015 following a brief illness.    He is survived by his loving wife Pamela Farris, children; Abriel F ...
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.