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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 20th, 2014

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William Edward Dorion, 64, Winder
William Edward Dorion, age 64, of Winder passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhom ...

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Thomas Anthony Rogers, 64, Cumming
Thomas Anthony Rogers, age 64, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, December 18th, 2014. He was a Christian. Survivors include his children, Sarah Rogers, JoAnn Rogers and Brandon Rog ...

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Frank W. Reinhardt, 78, Alto
Frank W. Reinhardt, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 following an extended illness at a local area hospital.Mr. Reinhardt was born on May 30, 19 ...
Jack Johnston, 87, Cornelia
R. Jack Johnston, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Johnston was born May 2, 1927 in Lanett, Alabama to t ...
Rubie Wilbanks Gailey, 97, Baldwin
Rubie Wilbanks Gailey, age 97, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mrs. Gailey was born in Baldwin, Georgia on November ...

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David Humphries, 57, Gainesville
Mr. David Humphries, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from long-term illness associated with diabetes. A memorial service will be held on Sunda ...
Frances Anglin, 89, Gainesville
Frances Anglin, 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born on October 23, 192 ...
Marilyn Ann Schroer, 79, passed peacefully on December 20, 2014.She was born to the late Melvin Schroer and Margaret J. Pierce on Nov. 23, 1935, in Hammond, Indiana, and was adopte ...
Martha Jane Degges, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Martha Jane Degges, 73 of Gainesville died Saturday December 20, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Memorial services will be announced later.Little & Davenport ...
Sallie Grace Overby Johnson, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Winton L. Johnson; son-in- ...
Stella Henderson Wilbanks, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Stella Henderson Wilbanks, age 91, of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Rutherfordton, NC to the ...

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Myrtle Palmer Fouche, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Myrtle Palmer Fouche, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Comer Health and Rehab. Mrs. Fouche was born in Nicholson to the late Oscar and Annie Sue B ...

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Richard Eugene Phillips, 59, Blue Ridge
Richard Eugene Phillips, age 59, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, December 20th, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Buck; parents, James and Louise Phillips; br ...

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Josephine "Jodi" Watts, 86, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord December 20, 2014.Jodi was born Apr. 17, 1928, in Atlanta, GA, the second child of James Larkin Vau ...
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