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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 16th, 2012

Forsyth

John Thomas Dixson, 76, Norcross
John Thomas Dixson, 76, of Norcross, Georgia passed away on Friday. March 16th, 2012.Memorial Service information will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Ho ...
Marjorie Nell Villa, 91, Cumming
Marjorie Nell Villa, 91, of Cumming, GA died on March 16, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Havana, AR, she was the daughter of the late James and Carrie Wilkins. Her h ...

Habersham

John Wesley Loggins, 81, Demorest
Funeral services for John Wesley "Buster" Loggins, age 81, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 19, 2012 from Fairfield Baptist Church in Clarkesville. M ...
Mildred Watson Davis, 96, Demorest
Mildred Watson Davis, age 96 of Demorest, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Habersham Home West. Born in Demorest on April 12, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and ...
Mitchell Dallas Ivie, 46, Cornelia
Mitchell Dallas Ivie, age 46, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012. Mitch was born in Gainesville, Georgia on December 24, 1965. He is the son of Lib Hinton, ...

Hall

Eloise E. (Key) House, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Eloise E. (Key) House, age 66, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville. Funeral services are sched ...

Jackson

Brian Keith Stockton, 35, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Brian Keith Stockton, 35, of Nicholson who passed away at his residence on Friday morning.Born in Athens, he was the so ...

Rabun

Anita Kaye Watts Hooper, 47, of Tiger, GA, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning, March 16, 2012 at her residence. She was born April 9, 1964 in Rabun County to Jimmy Andrew ...

Stephens

Betty Foster Jackson, 59, Toccoa
Betty Foster Jackson, age 59, of Toccoa, and formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012, after an extended illness. Mrs. Jackson was born in Banks County, ...
Mrs. Willie Fay Breedlove Ward, age 79, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 15. 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born December 10, 1932 in Stephens County, she was a daughter 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