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Martha Logan Barnett, 88, Winder
Martha Logan Barnett, age 88, of Winder passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 3:00 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Alta Vista Cemetery in G ...

Habersham

Cecil E. Byram, 88, Cornelia
  Cecil E. Byram, age 88, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mr. Byram was born August 10, 1927 in Whitesburg, GA to the late Udon and Winnie Mae Cancle ...
Eddie Thomas Chambers, 73, Mt. Airy
  Eddie Thomas Chambers, age 73 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Habersham Medical Center.   Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on Jun ...
Jean Dyer, 80, Mt. Airy
Jean Dyer, age 80 of Mt Airy, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mrs. Dyer was born on February 23, 1935 in New Jersey, to the late Charles and Molly Handling Thiel. In a ...
Randall “Randy” John Mateling, age 66 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at his residence.   Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 19, 1949, ...
Ernest W Nations Jr., 80, Clarkesville
  Mr. Ernest W. Nations, Jr., age 80, native and lifelong resident of Habersham County, Georgia went home to be with his Lord Sunday, November 29, 2015.  Mr. Nation ...

Hall

Jimmy Lamar Cheek, 59, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Lamar Cheek, age 59 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.        & ...

Jackson

Ralph Delyn Mote, 86, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ralph Delyn Mote, age 86, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mr. Mote was born in Jackson Count ...

Lumpkin

Bradford Garland Barnes, 87, Dahlonega
Bradford Garland Barnes, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home following a period of declining health. Mr. Barnes was born in White County, ...
Hugh Lee Day, 66, Dahlonega
Mr. Hugh Lee Day, 66 of Dahlonega died Sunday November 29, 2015 at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

Other

Ruby Tench Brown, 72, Cave Springs, GA
Ruby Tench Brown, age 72, of Cave Spring, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mrs. Brown was born on October 17, 1943 in West Aliquippa, PA to the late Walter Bax ...

Rabun

Minnie Elizabeth Ramey Wilson, 84, of Tiger passed away November 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 4, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Adolphus M. ...

White

Roy W. Adams, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Roy W. Adams age 64 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later b ...
Roy William Adams Jr., 64, Cleveland
Roy William Adams Jr. age 64, of Cleveland passed away Sunday November 29, 2015.  Mr. Adams was born in Habersham County and was preceded in death by his father, Roy Willia ...
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