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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 18th, 2015

Forsyth

Carl Homer Jones, 61, Cumming
  Carl Homer Jones, age 61, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Mr. Jones was a 1972 graduate of Forsyth County High School and was retired from the Stat ...

Gwinnett

Annabelle Maxwell Parsons, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Parsons; and grandson, Matthew Allen Parsons. ...

Habersham

Edna Keller Simmons, 75, Mt. Airy
Edna Keller Simmons, age 75 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015.   Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the l ...

Hall

Lucille Hitchcock Stroberg, 97, Gainesville
    Mrs. Lucille “Bigga” Hitchcock Stroberg, age 97, widow of Emory Gustavus Stroberg, died in Gainesville, Georgia on the 18th of April 2015.   ...

Jackson

Ronald Edward Hudson, 71, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Ronald Edward Hudson, age 71, of Nicholson who passed away on Saturday April 18th, 2015. He was the son of the late Joseph Henry ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Mae Cole, 77, Dahlonega
Shirley Mae Cole, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. Mrs. Cole was an Ohio native who had lived in Dahlonega ...
Barbara Lisa Reinshagen, 57, Dahlonega
Barbara Lisa Reinshagen, known to her loved ones as Lisa, passed peacefully on the morning of April 18, 2015.  She is survived by her parents Roy and Louise Ledford of Clevela ...
Barbara Lisa Ledford Reinshagen, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday April 18, 2015.  A Celebration of life will be held at 11 am Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Chapel ...

Other

Allen W. Adams, 87, Sky Valley
Allen W. Adams (A.W.) age 87 Formerly of Sky Valley, passed away April 18, 2015. A.W. was born in Dublin, GA. He was the son of the late Wyriott and Kathleen Adams.   ...

White

Larry Randoll Bailey, 76, Cleveland
Larry Randoll Bailey, 76, of Cleveland, Georgia, and formerly of Buford and Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away suddenly in an accident during the afternoon of April 18, 2015. Larr ...
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