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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 31st, 2016

Dawson

Ted Monkus, 89, Dawsonville
Ted Monkus, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born October 29, 1926 in Haysville, N ...

Forsyth

Ajay P. Patel, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Ajay P. Patel, 56 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Kamu Patel; brother and sister-in-la ...

Habersham

Dianne Loggins Holden, 60, Cornelia
Dianne Loggins Holden, age 60 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, GA on May 6, 1956, she ...
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, 69, Clarkesville
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 9, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Ary and ...

Hall

Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, 66, Gainesville
Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Chuck was an avid Alabama fan and retired from the IRS after 18 years of service. He was prec ...
Jack Charles Pethel, 89, Gainesville
Jack Charles Pethel left his earthly home for his heavenly home on July 31, 2016 after an extended illness. He was born on August 24, 1927 to Rabon and Omalee (Simpson) P ...
George B Spain, 82, Gainesville
Mr. George B. Spain, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South ...

Union

Mr. Lawrence Howard Pruitt, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the Village of East Harbor Senior Care Community following an extended illness. Mr. Pruitt ...
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