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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 16th, 2015

Barrow

Grace L. Murphy, 73, Auburn
Grace L. Murphy, age 73 of Auburn, GA died Friday, January 16, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Murphy has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Grace is surviv ...

Dawson

Jill Elizabeth Hardy, 55, Dawsonville
Jill Elizabeth Hardy, 55, of Dawsonville passed away suddenly Friday January 16, 2015.Born March 24, 1959 in Atlanta, GA to the late James H. and Marjorie D. Hardy, Jill grew up in ...

Forsyth

Winnifred Dorene Bergan, 74, died January 16, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA after a brave and valiant fight against cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m ...

Habersham

Annie Lois Swafford Mote, 99, Demorest
Annie Lois Swafford Mote, age 99, of Demorest, Georgia, Georgia passed to be with our Lord on Friday, January 16, 2015 following an extended illness.Mrs. Mote was born on May 19, 1 ...
Arthur Eugene "Gene" Hill, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015.Mr. Hill was born on October 18, 1930 in Newman, Illinois to the late Art ...
Michael J. "Mike" Barden, 60, Cornelia
Michael J. "Mike" Barden, age 60, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence.Born on March 23, 1954, in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son of ...
Michael J. Barden, 60, Cornelia
Michael J. "Mike" Barden, age 60, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence. Born on March 23, 1954, in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son o ...

Hall

Bobby V. Poole, 83, Gainesville
Bobby V. Poole, age 83, of Gainesville passed away peacefully Friday, January 16, 2015 with family and friends by his side.Born in Hall County, Georgia on May 20, 1931, Bobby was t ...
Deborah Lynn Townley, 62, Gainesville
Deborah Lynn Townley, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She taught school in Texas, Virginia and at North Fo ...
Elizabeth Ann Davis, 82, Clermont
Funeral services for, Elizabeth Ann Davis age 82 of Clermont will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday January 18, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm unt ...
James Loy Woodring, 92, Gainesville
James Loy Woodring, of Gainesville, went home to Jesus and other loved ones on January 16, 2015 following a gallant battle with leukemia. He was a true man of faith and was a devot ...
Jose Tirado, 36, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jose Tirado age 36 of Flowery Branch passed away on Friday January 16, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday January 22, 2015 ...

Lumpkin

Cleo Moss, 89, Dahlonega
Miss Cleo Moss, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, January 16, 2015 following a period of declining health.Cleo was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and the owner of Moss G ...
Verdelle Parks Bracket, 93, Dahlonega
Verdelle Parks Brackett, 93 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. A native of Lumpkin County, She enjoyed going on trips with family. She was a devoted homemaker, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Virginia Rose Maki Hudson, age 88 of Toccoa passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Walter and Helen King Maki, she was born ...

White

Ewell Kanady, 85, Cleveland
Ewell Kanady, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Kanady was born May 16, 1929 in White County to the late Elbert and Gertrude Allison K ...
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