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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Frances Lee Pruitt, 75, Cumming
Frances Lee Pruitt, age 75, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. She was a member of Trinity Worship Center and was the “mother” of the Sonshine ...

Habersham

Ruth Bellamy Barrett, age 81 of Alto, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 16, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Emmitt Pierce and Gladys Bell Mc ...

Hall

Johnny Lee Martin, 51, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 19, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Lee Martin age 51 of Lula. The Rev. Johnny Stone will officiate. ...
Jessie Weber, 32, Gainesville
Jessie Michael Weber, 32, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015.   Born in Oceanside, NY on April 1, 1983, he was the son of Harold and Peggy Jones ...

Jackson

Travis Leon Boles, Sr, 87, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Travis Leon Boles, Sr., age 87, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. Mr. Boles was born in Duluth, Georgia, a son ...
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