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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2015

Banks

Sam White, 74, Rock Springs
Sam White, age 74, of the Rocks Springs Community, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born on March 1, 1941 in Banks County, he was a son of the late Thomas Bradford and Luc ...

Gwinnett

Ruby Westbrooks Martin, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Huelon Martin; son, Arthur Martin; son-in-law ...

Hall

Jerry Dale Bowers, 74, Murrayville
Jerry Dale Bowers, 74, of Murrayville died August 15, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Anna Canada Quinn, 41, Lula
Ms. Anna Canada Quinn, age 41, of Lula, Georgia, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Saturday, August 15, 2015.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
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