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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 27th, 2015

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Stevie Russell Ledbetter, age 54, of Statham passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015.   Survivors include his mother Hilda Ledbetter, brothers Scott Ledbetter and wife Debbie ...

Gwinnett

Sandra M. Alvarez, 42, Dacula
Sandra M. Alvarez, age 42 of Dacula, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Hall

Hugh N Bishop, 89, Gainesville
     Mr. Hugh N. Bishop age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  &n ...
Gary J. Rutledge, 53, Gainesville
Gary J. Rutledge, age 53 of Gainesville, GA died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in ...
Bill Sensel, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bill Sensel, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice, with his family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov ...

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Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, Alpharetta
Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Mr. Sparks is a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War with ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Charles Richards, age 78 of 1040 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of ...
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