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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 28th, 2013

Dawson

Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, Dawsonville
Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 28, 2013 following an extended illness.Born June 30, 1956 in Cartersville, Georgia, she lived most of her life in ...

Habersham

58, 58, Cornelia
Mrs. Diane Fair, age 58, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness.Diane was born in Lumpki ...
Cora Puckett Thompson Whiteside, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013.Mrs. Whiteside was born on November 25, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia; daughter ...
John Wesley Lockman, 58, Mount Airy
Mr. John Wesley Lockman, age 58, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will b ...

Hall

Edna (Aiken) Morris, 76, Murrayville
Mrs. Edna (Aiken) Morris, age 76, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical CenterFuneral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Mon ...
Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, 61, Gainesville
Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Memorial services are scheduled fo ...
Robert William Braff, 84, Gainesville
Robert William Braff, 84, died peacefully on Saturday December 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Bob was born in Duluth, Minnesota on August 8, 1929, the ...

Jackson

Nettie McWilliams, 91, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Nettie Mae Hughes McWilliams, 91, of Commerce who passed away on Saturday at the Northridge Rehab Center in Commerce. Born in C ...

Other

Horace Sweatman, 72, Royston
Mr. Horace Sweatman, age 72, of Royston passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Mr. Sweatman was born December 21, 1941 in Forsyth County, Georgia to Vernice Sweatman and the l ...

Rabun

Michael Allison, Dillard
Michael "Mike" Andrew Allison, of Dillard, Georgia passed away December 27, 2013 at Angel Medical Center.Mike better known as "Biggun" was born in Myrtle Creek, ...

White

Jeffery Ricky Voyles, 54, Cleveland
Jeffery Ricky Voyles, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Athens Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
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