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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 26th, 2015

Forsyth

Hugh Lee Wall, Sr, 78, Cumming
Hugh Lee Wall, Sr., 78, of Cumming, passed away, January 26, 2015. Hugh had many accomplishments during his lifetime. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming where he he ...
Joseph Buel Chatham, 60, Gainesville
Joseph Buel Chatham, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was the son of the late Buell and Geneva Chatham. Survivors include his wife Elaine; his chi ...

Gwinnett

Mimmi K. Wansley, 44, Buford
Wansley, Mimmi- Funeral Services for Ms. Mimmi K. Wansley (44) of Buford, GA. will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 pm at Willie B. Young Chapel, Young's Funeral Home, ...
Rev. Gregory L. Pass, 55, Buford
Rev. Gregory L. Pass, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Pass; and sister, Lisa Pass. He is survived b ...

Habersham

Brittany Leanne Richter, age 23, of Baldwin passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Brittany loved horse back riding and barrel racing. She was survived by her father Gerald Wiley ...
Peggy L. Watson, 80, Demorest
PEGGY L. WATSON, age 80, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Watson was born on Septemb ...

Hall

Rena Carnes Marlow, 89, Gainesville
Rena Carnes "Granny" Marlow, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Janet Jones Pendergrass,, 63, Gainesville
Janet Jones Pendergrass, 63, of Gainesville passed away Monday January 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born December 2, 1951 to ...
Thomas Alan Denny, 47, cLERMONT
Thomas Alan Denny, age 47, passed away at his home in Clermont, Georgia on Monday, January 26, 2015 due to a terminal illness. He was surrounded by his family including his lovin ...

Jackson

Helen 'Tot' Archer, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen "Tot" Archer, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 26, 2015. Mrs. Archer was born in J ...
Martha Ann Buffington, 68, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Ann Buffington, age 68, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Buffington was born in Canton to the late Wayne McCellan and ...

Rabun

Elizabeth Carol Smith Cobb "Mama Carol", 73, of Clayton, GA, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in ...

White

George 'Leroy' Black, 69, Cleveland
George Leroy Black, age 69 of Cleveland passed away Monday, January 26, 2014, just after celebrating his 69th birthday. Leroy was born in Cleveland to the late Isaac and Ramie Tur ...
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