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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 12th, 2016

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James Ray McDonald, 83, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Ray McDonald, age 83, of Winder, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2016. Mr. McDonald was born in Statham, Georgia, ...
Billy Joe "B.J." Wall, 87, Winder
Billy Joe "BJ" Wall, age 87, of Winder passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.  BJ served in the United States Army and  retired from General Motors after 30 years o ...

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Janice B. Wood, 92, Dawsonville
Janice B. Wood, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 12, 2016 at her residence following a short period of declining health. Born October 3, 1923 in Hoboken, Georgia to th ...

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Heather Marie Nall Hagler, 47, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on June 12, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous battle with rectal cancer. She is surv ...

Gwinnett

Eul Rye Jin, 83, Duluth
Eul Rye Jin, age 83 of Duluth, Georgia, died Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel.&nb ...

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Franklin C. Thiel, 63, Cornelia
Franklin C. Thiel, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Mr. Thiel was born on June 26, 1952, in Owosso, Michigan, to the late Louie August and Fra ...

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Barbara Gail Campbell, 54, Gainesville
Barbara Gail Campbell, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel wit ...
Tom Swindle, 54, Flowery Branch
Tom Swindle, 54 of Flowery Branch, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 12, 2016.  Preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Mattie Lou Swindle of Ila, Ga. a ...
Edwin Marion Wood, Jr., 85, Flowery Branch
Edwin Marion Wood, Jr., 85, died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home on the 11th hole of Royal Lakes Golf Course surrounded by his family after a brave battle with cancer.  H ...

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Irene Leger Morin, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Irene Leger Morin, age 82 of 90 Regan Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Henry a ...
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.