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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 4th, 2015

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Judy Taylor, 65, Winder
Ms. Judy Taylor, age 65, of Winder, Georgia died July 4, 2015 at her residence. A Native of Parks, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Robert Edward and Maxine Webb Hitch ...

Forsyth

David 'Sy' Goodwin, 49, Cumming
Major David “Sy” Goodwin, age 49, of Cumming, GA died July 4, 2015.   David was very patriotic and served his country in the U.S. Army. He served during Dese ...
Wayne Satterfield, 80, Cumming
Wayne Satterfield, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July  3, 2015, peacefully at his home after a 2 1/2 year battle of Pulmonary Fibrosis.    Wayne is ...

Gwinnett

James W. “Jimmy” Simpson, age 81 of Buford, GA died suddenly Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at his residence. Born in Hall County on June 6, 1949, he was a son of the late M. E. “ ...

Hall

John Cook, 71, Flowery Branch
John Thomas Cook, 71, of Flowery Branch, GA died on July 4, 2015.  Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Cook.  He served in the US Army and ...
P.L. Grant, Jr., 89, Gainesville
P.L. Grant went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2015 after a brief illness.  Born October 11, 1925, P.L. was a life-long resident of Gainesville, GA, and was married to ...
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, 63, Gainesville
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Kathy’s Personal Care Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Memorial servi ...
Dana Michelle Frazier, 47, Gillsville
Mrs. Dana Michelle Frazier age 47 of Gillsville passed away on Saturday July 04, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           ...
Patricia Trammell, 89, Clermont
Patricia Trammell age 89 of Clermont died July 4, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 8, 2015. In Strickland Fu ...
Edwin (Spur) Wiley, 66, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, who passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence.   ...

Jackson

Ms. Remonda Victoria Highfield, age 13, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Ms. Highfield was born in Gainesvil ...

Lumpkin

Alonzo Cain Jr., 81, Dahlonega
Alonzo Cain Jr., age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his home following a short illness.   Junior was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpk ...

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Sarah Dealva Layfield, 90, Forest Park
Mrs. Sarah Dealva Layfield, age 90, of Forest Park, Georgia died July 4, 2015.  A Native of Doe Run, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Ida Belle Fowler.&n ...
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.