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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 6th, 2012

Banks

Genelle Byrd Rylee, 89, Homer
Mrs. Genelle Byrd Rylee, age 89, of Homer, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Rylee was born in Carnesville to the late Garland and Alma Jones Byrd. She ...
Louise Shannon, 103, Homer
Louise Shannon, age 103, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Miss Shannon was born on June 14, 1909, in Banks County, Georgia; d ...

Dawson

Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, Dawsonville
Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 14, 1937 to the late Dav ...
John "J.P." Hammond, 21, Dawsonville
John "J. P." Hammond, 21, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012. Born May 15, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Mr. Hammond was a 2009 graduate of Excelle ...
Marie Elrod, 62, Dawsonville
Marie Elrod, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Emory University Hospital.Born March 11, 1950 to the late Fred Sr. and Joy Stephens, she had been a residen ...

Habersham

Frances Ellison Burke, 94, Cornelia
Frances Ellison Burke, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Mrs. Burke was born on August 1, 1918, in Habersham County ...

Hall

Adrian Nunez, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Adrian Nunez, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012. Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Covenant Connections Churc ...
Vernon Burton, Jr.,, 62, Gainesville
Vernon Burton, Jr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday Evening, December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Martin, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Dorothy Martin, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at Wilbanks Country Living. Mrs. Martin was born in Maysville, GA to the late Lon and Essie Cotton H ...
Emmett Sanford Duren, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Emmett Sanford Duren 90 of Commerce who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He was the son of the late Milton Marion and Popie Little Duren and ...

Stephens

Donald G. Jones, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Donald G. Jones, age 56, of Toccoa died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital. He was born in Commerce to the late, Charles Edward and Lois Frances Slayton J ...
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