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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 15th, 2015

Banks

Guy Joseph Payne, 99, Homer
Guy Joseph Payne, age 99, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015.Mr. Payne was born on November 24, 1915 in Hart County, GA., to the late John and Byrd Hope Pa ...
Ms.Virginia Dell Denton , age 62, of Homer, GA died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Denton was born in Commerce to the late Pledger and Lena Trotter Shubert. She ...

Habersham

Ruth Marchbanks, 89, Clarkesville
Ruth Marchbanks, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 following an extended illness.Mrs. Marchbanks was born on Sept ...
Vernon Edward (Buddy) Martin, 82, Atlanta, formerly of Habersham County
Vernon Edward "Buddy" Martin, age 82, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015.Born on November 16, 1932, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Marvin and W ...

Hall

Freddie Nell Jackson, 85, Gillsville
Ms. Freddie Nell Jackson, age 85 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Garnett Strickland, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Garnett Strickland, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illnes ...
Mrs. Harriette Jeanne Carpenter Smith, 91 of Gainesville died Thursday January 15, 2015.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Henry Edward "Ed" Dove age 84 of Lula passed away on Jan. 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Dove was born February 5, 1930 in Lula to the late ...
L. D. Southers, 87, Gainesville
L. D. Southers of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his home on January 15, 2015. Mr. Southers was born June 18, 1927 to the late Jasper Gilliam and Stella Ruth Watkins Souther ...
Lisa Leann McNeill, 48, Chicopee
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday January 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lisa Leann McNeill age 48 of Chicopee. The Rev. Bill McKinney will offic ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Paul Thomas Wiltsie, age 56, of Lula who went to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday January 14th, 2015. He was t ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Maria Herlinda "Linda" Westbrook, age 57, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Mrs. Westbrook was b ...
Norman Edward Dowdy, 64, Hoschton
NNorman Edward Dowdy 64 of Hoschton, Ga. passed away Thursday Jan. 15, 2105. He was the son of the late Bernice and Hazel Parham Dowdy. He is survived by his sons , Jonathan ( La ...

Lumpkin

Billy Ray Crane, 80, Dahlonega
Billy Ray Crane, 80, of Dahlonega passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held on Sunda ...

Other

Conley Hefner, 92, Raleigh, NC formerly of Cleveland, Ga
Conley Hefner, age 92 of Raleigh, NC formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Mr. Hefner was born April 11, 1922 in Cleveland, GA to the late G. Vas Hefne ...
Dwight Buddy Ayers, 69, Danielsville
Mr. Dwight Buddy Ayers, age 69, of Danielsville, GA died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born in Dry Pond to the late Joe and Grace Cofield Ayers. He w ...

White

Bobby Cooper, 85, Cleveland
Bobby Cooper of Cleveland passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born March 17, 1929 in Gainesville, GA, he was the son of H. Guy Cooper, former police chief of Gainesville, and ...
Geneal Thomas Freeman, 78, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Geneal Thomas Freeman, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr Freeman passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Funeral services are s ...
Thomas Freeman, 78, Cleveland
Thomas Freeman, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr. Freeman passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm,. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Concord Baptist Chu ...
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