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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 4th, 2014

Dawson

Doris Day, 73, Dawsonville
​ Doris L. Day, 73, of Dawsonville, GA. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 following an extended illness. Born on January 9, 1941 in Atlanta, GA s ...

Forsyth

Edward "Ed" Dye, Sr., 84, Cumming
Mr. Edward "Ed" Dye, Sr., age 84, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ara Brock ...

Habersham

Steven Shawn Dean, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Steven Shawn Dean, age 52 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the s ...

Hall

Craig McKay, 56, Gainesville
Craig Stuart McKay died on November 4, 2014. He was born on August 3, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware to parents G. Robert and Virginia McKay and sister Lynn. Craig and his wife Debor ...
Tolbert N. Lester, Jr, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Tolbert N. Lester, Jr., age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Celebration of life service is scheduled for 11:00 ...

Jackson

Frank 'Pat' Taylor, Sr.,, 81, Hoschton
Frank "Pat" Taylor, Sr., age 81, of Carl passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Mr. Taylor was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Joe S. Taylor and Susie Kate Maxey Ta ...
Joseph Randall Hardy, 40, San Diego formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Randall Hardy, age 40 of San Diego, California, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia. who entered into rest Tuesday November 4, 2014. ...
Randy Williams, 60, Talmo
Mr. Randy Williams, age 60, of Talmo passed away on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Alton Wayne Gillespie, age 63, of Hull who passed away on Tuesday November 4th, 2014. He was the son of the late James Albert ...
Deborah Jean Donaldson, 65, Alpharetta
Deborah Jean Donaldson, 65, of Alpharetta, passed away Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Dan Whitehead of Alpharetta; son, R ...
Rita Jo Fountain, 60, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for , age 60, of Athens who passed away on Tuesday November 4th, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Mamie Blalock. Su ...

Rabun

Carl Brown, 77, Clayton
Mr. Carl Brown, age 77 of Clayton, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Hillside Memorial Chape ...

Union

Bertha Simmonds, 83, Suches
Bertha Simmonds, age 83 of Suches, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are s ...

White

Christine Evelyn Brown, 93, Cleveland
Christine Evelyn Brown, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born on February 14, 1921, in Cleveland, G ...
James Eligh Littleton, 72, Cleveland
James Eligh Littleton, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Littleton was born on February 21, 1942, in Rabun County, to the late E ...
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