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Charles Edward Maxey, 85, Winder
Charles Edward Maxey, age 85, of Winder passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Dawson

James William "Bill" Rice, 82, Dawsonville
Mr. James William "Bill" Rice, age 82, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home.Bill was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and d ...

Habersham

Demmie Lucille Shirley Mason, age 81, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 1 2013.Mrs. Mason was born on November 24, 1931, in Cornelia, Georgia; daughter of the l ...
William Phillip 'Bill' Sands, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for William Phillip "Bill" Sands, age 79 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. To ...

Hall

Emmie Joyce Gilbert, 77, Gainesville
Emmie Joyce Gilbert, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gilbert; parents, Eugene and Jessie Dell Holmes ...
Mary Catherine Nix, 91, Clermont
Mrs. Mary Catherine Nix age 91 of Clermont, Ga. died Sept. 30, 20l3 at a private nursing home. A memorial service will be held a at a later date. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Mary Grace Carney Coker, 70, Gainesville
Mary Grace Carney Coker, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rush "Jim" Palmer, Jr., age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Mr. Palmer was born in Chat ...
Tracy Hope Cowart, 49, Jefferson
Tracy Hope Cowart, age 49, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Thelma Lorene Strickland Carruth, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, October 1, 2013.Lorene was born and raised in Lumpkin County, spent 47 years in Watkinsville, GA with h ...

Other

Nancy R. Lloyd, 61, Atlanta
Nancy R. Lloyd, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully, on Oct. 1, 2013, just a mere two months after losing her beloved husband of 61 years, Bob. She was the daughter of the late Earl ...
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