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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2015

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Billy Wayne Dooley, 69, Winder
Billy Wayne Dooley, age 69 of Winder, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Forsyth

Edward Robertson Carter, Jr., 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 1, 2015. Born in Danville, VA on May 27, 1932, he is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Holmes Sto ...

Gwinnett

Harry Compton, 74, Buford
Harry Compton, 74, of Buford, GA and the New Bethany Community passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his home, following a brief illness. Harry was a lifelong resident of Bufo ...
Mickey Pugh, 62, Buford
Mickey Pugh, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, R. A. Pugh. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, D' ...
Sue Higgins Corbin, 76, Sugar Hill
Sue Higgins Corbin, age 76, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Choice and Newell Roebuck Higgins; and sister ...

Hall

Mattie Mae Dale, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mattie Mae Dale, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

Lumpkin

Lucille Kinsler, 88, Dahlonega
Lucille Kinsler, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 following an extended illness.She spent most of her adult life in Lumpkin County and was a volunteer ...

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Dianna Lynn Lyles, 57, Jonesboro
Dianna Lynn Lyles, age 57, of Jonesboro passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Carter Keeling age 87 of 315 Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday February 1, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Charles B. and Lill ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.