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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 15th, 2015

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William G. Maddox, 52, Statham
William G. Maddox, age 52 of Statham, GA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015. Mr. Maddox was the son of the late William C. and Rachel Joyce Metcalf Maddox. He was a self emp ...

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Emma Akins Shoemake, 83, Cumming
  Emma Akins Shoemake, age 83, born June 26, 1932 passed away on October 15, 2015 Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Byars Funeral ...

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Jimmy C. Whitlock, 73, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy C. Whitlock, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson to the late Samuel Lee and Ethel Wilson Wh ...

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Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, 87, Dahlonega
Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, age 87 of Dahlonega , passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 following an extended illness. Pete was born in Milwaukee, WI. and later mov ...
Janet Lynn Palmer, 57, Dahlonega
Janet Lynn Palmer, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Hall County on March 3, 1958 to p ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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