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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 16th, 2013

Banks

Horace F. Carlan, 77, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Horace F. Carlan 77 of Homer who died Feb. 16,2013. Survivors include a sister Linda Hanley of Ila, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.Fun ...

Forsyth

Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, Cumming
Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, died February 16, 2013 with her family and friends by her side. Nancy, born in Cumming, Georgia was a devoted wife of 52 years, mot ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Ellen Simmons, 96, Buford
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Simmons, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Hoyt Simmons; son-in-law, Morg ...

Habersham

Valerie Lathan Galloway, 74, Mt. Airy
Valerie Lathan Galloway, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Daw ...

Jackson

Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, Jefferson
Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, of Melvin Phillips Rd Jefferson GA passed away Saturday February 16, 2013 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services w ...
Mary Ellen Sorrow, 84, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sorrow, age 84 of Nicholson died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Nicholson to the late, Otha and Ruby Crawford Archer. Mrs. ...
Mary Frances Snelling Bowlan of Commerce died February 16, 2013. Mrs. Bowlan was born July 24, 1929 in Wilkes County, Georgia. She was the youngest of seven children of Edwin Dav ...

Lumpkin

Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, 75, Dahlonega
Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence.Jocelyn is the daughter of the late O.L. and Elizabeth Cochran. She ...

White

Sebrena Jean Grizzle, 44, Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega
Sebrena Jean Grizzle, age 44, of Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA.Mrs. Grizzle was pr ...
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