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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2015

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Alvin B. Conyers, 62, Auburn
A Graveside Service for Mr. Alvin B. Conyers, age 62, of Auburn, Georgia will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Mellwood Cemetery with Pastor Mike Day of ...

Dawson

Rev. James Samuel Cranford, 93, Dawsonville
Rev. James Samuel (Sam) Cranford, age 93 of Dawsonville, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Sam was a loving brother to all of his siblings. He was a licensed minister and a ...

Forsyth

Dale Clarke Franz,, 51, Cumming
Dale Clarke Franz, 51, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Feb. 6, 2015, at his home in Cumming, GA. He is survived by his wife, Ninette Sauro Franz; his children, Nicolas (b. 1991), ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Iva Lou Hunter Sullivan, age 89, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Sullivan; and daughter, Linda Burg ...
Shane Taylor Carnes, 28, Lawrenceville
Shane Taylor Carnes, age 28, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Taylor Carnes, age 3 years, Hoschton, GA and McKenzie Pr ...

Hall

J. Rufus Smallwood, 93, Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville
Mr. J. Rufus Smallwood, 93 of Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville died Friday February 6, 2014 at Azalea Estates Assisted Living in Fayetteville.Born in Hall County, Mr. Smallwood ...

Jackson

Betty J. Hanson Shell, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty J. Hanson Shell, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Mrs. Shell was born in Rome, Georgia, a dau ...
Raymond Harrison Higley, 66, Hoschton
Raymond Harrison Higley, age 66, of Hoschton passed away at his home Friday, February 6, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mr. Higley was an United States Army Veteran and served in ...
Warren Ralph Thompson, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Warren Ralph Thompson, age 84, of Commerce who passed away on February 6th, 2015. He was the son of the late Ralph and Grace Bar ...

Rabun

Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa, Georgia on Friday February 6, 2015. Youngest Child born to Alfred and Caroline A ...
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