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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27th, 2014

Banks

Mattie Joyce Denton, 80, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mattie Joyce Denton, age 80, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Dent ...
Reeves William Daniel, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.Mr. Daniel was born on January 5, 1925, in Clarkesville, Georgia; son of the late John ...

Barrow

Shirley Geary DeFriece, 82, of Winder, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece, son, John Henry DeFriece Jr., parents, Ro ...

Forsyth

Larry Emmett Watson, 70, Cumming
Larry Emmett Watson, age 70, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Dorothy Watson and in laws, ...

Gwinnett

Edward Torres, 74, Lawrenceville
Edward Torres, age 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife Brenda Torres; sons Edward Torres of NY, Alejandro Torres and wife Dawn ...
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, Buford
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, of Buford, GA died on February 27, 2014 at her home. Born in Rome, GA she was the daughter of the late Quinn and Florrie Thomas. Her brothers, Gerry and ...

Hall

Betty Claire Williams Wing, 76, Gainesville
Betty Claire Williams Wing, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sund ...
Betty Nell Seay Hicks, age 81 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Donnie McClain, 60, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Donnie McClain, age 60, who passed away at his residence on Thursday February 27th, 2014. Mr. McClain was born in Jefferson to t ...

Lumpkin

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Grace Hazen Ritch, age 96, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Tanglewood Personal Care Home in Lumpkin County.Grace was born in Brooker, Florida February 13, ...

White

Jerry Earl Dockery, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery, age 65 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. Mr. Dockery was born on November 27, 1948 in White County to the late Earl Robert and Carolton Sa ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.