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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 15th, 2015

Forsyth

Judith Lenore Parsley, 78, Cumming
Judith Lenore Parsley, 78, of Cumming, GA died Tuesday December 15, 2015.  Born in Whiteville, NC she was the daughter of the late Shade and Gertrude Walker. She is preceded i ...
Sandra D. Shah, 68, Cumming
Sandra D. Shah, 68, of Cumming, GA died on December 15, 2015 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Trenton, PA she was the daughter of the late Ann Backlund and Marlin Crytz ...

Hall

Fred C. Blair, 91, Gainesville
Fred C. Blair, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away on December 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Blair was born November 15, 1924 in Atlanta, G ...
Emma Jean Byrd Morrow, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Emma Jean Byrd Morrow, age 73 of Flowery Branch, was called home on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was a beloved ...
Dennis E. Sosebee, 74, Gainesville
      Mr. Dennis E. Sosebee, age 74, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.  &nb ...

Other

Elizabeth Anne Logan Piucci, 86, Naperville, IL
Elizabeth Anne Logan Piucci died peacefully at her home in Naperville, IL on the 15th of December. She was 86. Betty was born in Hackensack, NJ to George Thomas Logan and Grace Rog ...

Rabun

Coleman Jarrard, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice.  He is also survived by his ...

White

Robert Kenneth Damron, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert Kenneth Damron, age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Damron passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Mr. Damron was born ...
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