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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 17th, 2017

Dawson

James Earl Bolton, 58, Dawsonville
James Earl Bolton, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1959 to the late M ...

Gwinnett

Doris Louise Persall, 72, Lawrenceville
Doris Louise Persall, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Persall; parents, James Powell and Ruby ...

Hall

Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, 71, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Cooper was born in ...
Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, of Gainesville.  The Rev.  Earl ...
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