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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 27th, 2015

Habersham

Haroldine Little Martin, 90, Cornelia
Haroldine Little Martin, 90, of Cornelia passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be ...
Randy Keller, 54, Clarkesville
Randy Keller, age 54, of Clarkesville, passed away on February 27, 2014.Born on September 8, 1960, in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a son of the late Rogers and Vera Mae Phillips Keller ...

Hall

Bill C. Jones, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Bill C. Jones, 72 of Gainesville died Friday February 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Dew ...
Cecil Grady Raines, 80, Lula
Cecil Grady Raines, 80, of Lula died February 27, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Deke Richards, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Deke Richards, 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Deke was born October 9, 1943 in Augusta, Georgia, but had liv ...
Ervin Warren Head, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday March 2, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Ervin Warren Head age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Lanier Tatum will offici ...
Harold Dewitt Browning, 85, Clermont
Harold Dewitt Browning was born February 22, 1930 and passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ree Browning, daughters and sons in law, Ela ...
Leon Padgett, 73, Flowery Branch
Leon Padgett, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lorena H. Padgett. He is survived by his wif ...
Mellie Evelyn Mangum, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 1, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mellie Evelyn Mangum, age 80 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wages will offi ...
Sandy Clark O'Brien, 62, Gainesville
Sandy Clark O'Brien age 62 of Gainesville, formerly of Albany, Ga. Died Friday February 27, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga.A celebration of life is planned for 3 pm Thursday March 5, ...

Jackson

Janice Pledger Logan, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Pledger Logan, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Logan was born in Athens, G ...
Mary Sue Love Pethel, 71, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Sue Love Pethel, age 71 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Pethel was born in Pender ...

Stephens

Bobby Ray Rickman, 62, Martin
Mr. Bobby Ray Rickman, age 62 of 1314 Avalon Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Fred and Drucie Mae Williams Rickman, he ...
Rev. Walter Eugene Poole, Jr., age 86 of 73 Hickory Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Walter E. Poole, Sr. and Ella ...
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