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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 23rd, 2015

Dawson

Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, Dawsonville
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."   Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at her residence f ...

Forsyth

Michael Lee Everett, 64, a resident of Forsyth County since 1985. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and worked as a routeman for Coca-Cola for over 30 years. Michael&rsq ...
Col. Donald Waldo Mishler, born January 18, 1922 in McPherson KS, passed away October 23,2015 in Cumming, GA. He and his wife, Phyllis, moved there from Austin, TX. two years ago t ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Rodney “Rod” Ray Horrocks, age 57, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at his residence, with family. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oc ...

Hall

Mr. Roderick Horacio (Ricky) Carruth, Sr., 54, of Gainesville, Georgia passed October 23, 2015. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm., at Greater ...
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, 86, Gainesville
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Clarence W. Croy, 75, Gainesville
Clarence W. Croy, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  &n ...
Jane Neff Hulsey, 89, Gainesville
Jane Neff Hulsey passed away peacefully on October 23, 2015. She was born in Gadsden, Alabama on January 23, 1926, where she attended elementary and high school. Jane was predece ...
Melrose C Monroe, 96, Gainesville
Melrose C Monroe, age 96 of Gainesville passed away Friday October 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

William N. Harber, 82, Commerce
Willilam N. " Buddy " Harber 82 of Commerce passed away Friday Oct. 23,2015 at his residence. He was the son of the late James Jasper and Drucilla McCoy Harber. Mr. Harbe ...
George Irvin Sanders, 62, Jefferson
George Ervin Sanders, age 62 of Jefferson, GA passed away Friday October 23, 2015.  Mr. Sanders was the son of George Thomas Sanders of Jefferson and the late Shirley Ann B ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, 75, Dahlonega
Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Kenneth was a native and lifel ...

Rabun

Dale L. Watkins, 65, Tiger
Dale L. Watkins, 65, of Tiger, GA, passed away at Mountain Lakes Medical Center, Friday, October 23, 2015.   He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Mild ...

Stephens

Mr. Timothy “T-Bone” Andrew Pless age 24 of 41 Lakeview Trail, Martin passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Teresa Cingel Pless and th ...

White

Mary Elizabeth Bertone, 101, Cleveland
Mary Elizabeth Bertone, age 101 of Cleveland passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015.                 Mary Elizabeth (DeVito) Bertone is th ...
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