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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James R. Pruitt, 91, Cumming
James R. Pruitt, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. James was a Veteran of World War II and was in the battle at Pearl Harbor. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Juanita Johnson Hand, 87, Buford
Juanita Johnson Hand, age 87 died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Ivy Springs Manor in Buford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Good Tidings Church ...
Dorothy Johnson Thomas, 90, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Thomas, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Thomas; parents, Cliff and Berth ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Hutson Brown, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutson Brown, age 92, of Clarkesville will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Larry Free and R ...
Roxie Gravett, 77, Clarkesville
Roxie Gravett, age 77, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hills ...
John Howard Merritt Jr., 90, Demorest
John Howard Merritt, Jr., age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at a private care facility in Stone Mountain, Georgia following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Henry Lee Carder, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Lee Carder, 59 of Gainesville died Saturday August 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Wilburn L. and Mattie Ruth Campbell ...
          Ms. Amanda Lauren Bagwell King, age 31 of Clermont, passed into the Lord’s loving, welcoming arms on Saturday, August 8 ...
Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   The family will receive f ...
David Birdine Looper, 90, Gainesville
David Birdine Looper, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.       ...
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Laney McGuffey of Murrayville, formerly of Griffin, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015 following a brief period of declining health.    Mrs. ...

Stephens

Bob Griggs, 76, Toccoa
  Mr. Bob Edward Griggs, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Stephens County Hospital.   The son of the late Charles Albert and Elsie Jan ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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