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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 3rd, 2012

Forsyth

Gordon Kelly Anderson, 81, Cumming
Gordon Kelly Anderson, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Feb. 3. He retired from the Fulton County Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. Gordon was also a veteran of t ...
R.G. Lackey, 83, Cumming
R.G. Lackey, 83, of Cumming passed away Feb. 3. He lived most of his adult life in Chamblee, where he worked at General Motors, General Electric and owned and operated several gaso ...
Sharon Eleanor McVicar, 57, Cumming
Sharon Eleanor McVicar of Cumming, GA passed away on February 3, 2012. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home i ...

Habersham

Linda Kay Chaffin, 54, Baldwin
Linda Kay Chaffin, age 54, of Baldwin, passed away Feb. 3 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on July 22, 1957, she was a daughter of the late George and ...
Paul C. Ivie, 77, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Paul C. Ivie, age 77, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 2:00 PM from the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Leon Miller ...
Mr. William Douglas "Doug" Barnett, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 03, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mr. Barnett was born in Jefferson, ...

Hall

Arlis Braswell, 64, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday February 5, 2012, at Spirit Baptist church for Mr. Arlis Braswell, 64, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne, Rev. Danny Ray Martin an ...
Evelyn Rodick, 94, Hoschton
Mrs. Evelyn Rodick, age 94, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Mickey Englett and husband Wayne of Hoschton; sister Irene Buchholz o ...
J. Bob Howington, 75, Gainesville
Mr. J. Bob Howington, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home following an aggressive case of melanoma, but for most of his life he enjoyed exemplary he ...

Jackson

Ruth Trammell Smith, 83, Jefferson
Ruth Trammell Smith, age 83, of Jefferson died Feb. 3, at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson to the late Floyd and Mattie Dowdy Trammell. She was a member of ...
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