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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 11th, 2011

Forsyth

Jeanne A. Schehr, 61, Cumming
Jeanne A. Schehr, 61, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 11th, 2011 after a courageous battle.At this time the family will be having a memorial service at a later ...

Gwinnett

Larry H. Quickel, 74, Dacula
Larry H. Quickel, age 74 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, November 11, 2011.Mr. Quickel has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11 AM ...

Habersham

Carolyn Nix Skelton, 63, Mt. Airy
Carolyn Nix Skelton, age 63, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 11, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Skelton was born in ...
Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, 97, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, age 97, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burre ...

Hall

Barbara "MamaBob" Griffin Strickland, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Herbert Barner Buffington, age 94, of Lula passed away November 11, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Buffington was born September 21, 1 ...
Jeffeory "Scott" Butts, 38, Gainesville
Jeffeory "Scott" Butts, 38 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 following an extended illness.He is preceded in death by his father Mr. Doyle But ...
Kathleen "Pat" Cleghorn, 79, Gainesville
Kathleen "Pat" Cleghorn, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral ...

Jackson

Charlie F. McEver, 19, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charlie F. McEver, 19, of 276 Crestwood Cir. in Commerce who passed away at his residence early Friday morning. Born in Commerc ...
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