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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 25th, 2015

Dawson

James “Perry” Knight, 77, Dawsonville
James “Perry” Knight, 77, of Dawsonville went to be with his Lord on Sunday October 25, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 1 ...
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, Dawsonville
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 21, 1942 in A ...

Forsyth

Ruby Mae Kelley, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Mae Kelley, age 77, of Cumming went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  Mrs. Kelley retired from Gwinnett County Transportation after 35 years of ...
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, Cumming
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, formerly of Pontiac and Flanagan, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday (October 25, 2015) at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center where he had b ...

Habersham

Herman Roy Masters, 88, Demorest
  Herman Roy Masters, age 88, of Demorest, GA passed away on October 25th at his home following an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Habersham County an ...

Other

Wiley Brock, 82, Elberton
Mr. Wiley Brock, age 82, of Elberton, GA died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Heardmont Nursing Home.  Mr. Brock was born in Commerce to the late Fred and Lizzie Hooper Brock.&nbs ...

Stephens

Jerry Roger Norris, 66, Toccoa
Jerry Roger Norris, age 66, of Toccoa, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015, following and extended illness.   He was born in Otto, NC, on September 11, ...
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