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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joffre Louis Gueymard Jr (Jeff), 71, of Cumming, GA died Thursday, July 14, 2016 of complications from pulmonary disease.  He was born in New Orleans, LA and graduated from LS ...
Lila Joyce Vaughan, 73, Cumming
Mrs. Lila Joyce Vaughan, age 73, of Cumming, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Lila was a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmo ...

Gwinnett

John Riley Guice, 90, Lawrenceville
John Riley Guice, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Mr. Guice was born on July 2, 1926, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Lloyd Percy ...

Hall

Marsha Hopkins Austin, 61, Buford
Marsha Hopkins Austin, age 61 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, July 14, 2016. Marsha has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM ...
  William E. “Bill” Baker Sr. of Hoschton, GA passed on July 14, 2016. He survived by his wife, Laura Nicholson Baker; sons, William E. and Robin Baker Jr. o ...
             Pamela Roxanne Howington Hope, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at ...
Mary Williamson Turk, 92, Chicopee
Mary Williamson Turk, age 92, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 after several years of declining health.  Mrs. Turk was born April 6, 1924 in Jackson County, GA to the la ...

Jackson

Don Kyle Burchett, 84, Commerce
Mr. Don Kyle Burchett, age 84, of Commerce died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Burchett was born in Middlesboro, KY to the late, James Tip and ...
Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, who passed away Thursday morning,?July 14, 2016 in Hospice Care with Allen Smith, her son in-law, at her bed ...
Jonathan Ellis Smith, 48, Nicholson
Mr. Jonathan “Johnny” Ellis Smith, age 48, of Nicholson died Thursday, July 14, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Athens to Betty Jo Hopkins Smith of Nicholson and the ...

Other

Jean Vaughan Nalley, 63, Atlanta
Jean Vaughan Nalley, age 63, of Atlanta, GA, died at Halcyon Hospice-Altus House in Atlanta, GA, on July 14, 2016.  She was the daughter of Doris Dorsey Nalley and Dr. Ja ...

Stephens

Aaron Todd Poland, 45, Toccoa
Mr. Aaron Todd Poland, 45, lost his long well fought battle with brain cancer on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home in Toccoa, Georgia.  He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio an ...
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.