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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2012

Banks

Phillip Dwight Blackburn, age 59, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Blackburn was born in Jackson County, Geor ...

Forsyth

Mary Cecelia Senka, 91, Cumming
MARY CECELIA SENKA, 91, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2012.The family will be receiving friends at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home located in St. Peters ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Howard Jones, 68, Suwanee
Douglas Howard Jones The utmost example of wisdom, intellect, determination, philanthropy, and relentless love for his family, Douglas Howard Jones, son of Joe Brown Jones and Lois ...

Hall

Hortense Nix, 83, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Hortense Nix age 83 of Cleveland. The Rev. Brian Malcom and Rev. Earl Pir ...
Hortense T. Nix, NA, Gainesville
Hortense T. Nix of Gainesville passed away Friday January 13. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
James Lendy Watkins, 68, Murrayville
James "Lendy" Watkins, age 68, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
John David "Red" Wilson, 86, Clermont
Mr. John David "Red" Wilson age 86, of Clermont, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Friday, January 13, 2012 at his residence following an ex ...
Shirley Fields, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Shirley Fields age 86 of Gainesville will be held January 15,2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. David Foster will officiate. Intrerment ...

Jackson

Mary Helen Cole, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Helen Cole, age 77 of Commerce died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole was born in Commerce to the late, Claude and Hassie Mae McElreath Ec ...
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