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Local Obits for Fri. May 23rd, 2014

Banks

Willie Clarence Smith, 77, Maysville
Mr. Willie Clarence Smith, age 77, of Maysville, GA died Friday, May 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Maysville to the late Willie and Mary Allene Mealor Smith. He ...

Hall

J C Broom, 77, Danielsville
J C Broom age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away May 23, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal, age 80, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 following an extended illness. Mrs. Rudeseal was born September 26, 1933 in Habersham Co ...
Richard J. Breese, 67, Oakwood
​Mr. Richard J. Breese, 67 of Oakwood passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Breese, Oakwood; brother and sister in law, ...

Jackson

Wilda 'Boot' Patman, 85, Commerce
Our loving mother, Wilda "Boots" Patman entered into a peaceful eternal rest. When she said "open the gates", it was as if she's saying "I'm com ...

Other

Betty O Tribble, 81, Canton
Betty O Tribble, age 81, of Canton, Georgia, passed away May 23, 2014. Betty was born and raised in Cherokee County and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, Georg ...
J.C. Broom, 77, Danielsville
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2014, in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. J.C. Broom, 77, of Daniesville. Rev. Grady White and Rev. Elmer Maddox will off ...

Stephens

Karen Darlene Eddinger, age 67 of 71 Dogwood Road, Toccoa passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. The daughter of the late Lyle and Marcella Eddinger. She was born in ...
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