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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dr. John David Nolan, 84, Cumming
Dr. John David Nolan, 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away December 4, 2015. John was born on October, 21, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to a devout Catholic family. Faith was an integral part ...
Mary Elizabeth Ridings, 78, Cumming
Elizabeth Ridings, age 78, passed away on December 4, 2015, at her home in Cumming, GA. Elizabeth was born in Murray County GA, on June 24, 1937 to the late Henry Walker Dixon and ...

Gwinnett

Ann Smith Price, 90, Sugar Hill
Ann Smith Price, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Price. She is survived by her children, Di ...

Habersham

Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, 81, Demorest
Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at her residence. Born in Otto, North Carolina, on May 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, 57, Demorest
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Mary Clyde was born on June 19, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late D ...

Hall

Hortense Bales, 84, Gainesville
Miss. Hortense Bales, age 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Fu ...
Richard L. Grubb, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Richard L. Grubb, 77, of Gainesville died December 4, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, Gainesville
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Bickford Assisted Living of Alpharetta.  She had lived in Gainesville for 30 years before ...
?Evelyn Harris Washington, 82, of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little Davenport ...

Lumpkin

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, Dahlonega
  Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, age 51, of Dahlonega, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and Mia ...

Stephens

John A. “Dutch” Ivester, Jr., age 87 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. Born in Habersham County on May 29, 1928, he was a son of the late John Aufor ...
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