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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 15th, 2015

Forsyth

John Emory Franklin, Jr., age 73 of Cumming, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Emory, Sr. and Franc ...

Hall

Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, Maysville
Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, of Maysville passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Services will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:30 ...
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr, 48, Gainesville
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr., 48, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Sue Hill, 82, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Dorothy Sue Hill 82 of Commerce who died Sunday Feb. 15, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Perry and Bertha Helen ...
Edwina Emily Ortiz, 45, Braselton
Ms. Edwina Emily Ortiz, age 45, of Braselton passed away February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sund ...
Wade Keith Waters, 51, Talmo
Mr. Wade Keith Waters, age 51 of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Februar ...

Rabun

Frankie Jo Medley Vinson, 76, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born in Towns County, GA and was the daugh ...
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