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Local Obits for Thu. May 14th, 2015

Banks

Linda Lou Akins, 70, Homer
Linda Lou Akins, age 70, of Homer, GA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Beulah Frady Akins.  She is survived by h ...
James Roy Brooks, 90, Maysville
           Mr. James Roy Brooks, age 90 of Maysville died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  M ...
May 14th, 2015, our dear mother, Grace Carroll Pittman, went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She passed peaceful with her family at bedside. She was a very special lady that t ...

Barrow

Richard Brock, 83, Winder
     Mr. W. Richard Brock, age 83, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 14, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Barrow County he was a son of the late Henry and W ...

Dawson

Dean Alan Miller, 55, Dawsonville
Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 14, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born December 28, 1959 in Bluffton, Ohio.  Previously o ...

Habersham

Edwin Andrews, 77, Baldwin
      Edwin Andrews, age 77 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on December 27, 193 ...

Hall

Howard Clifton “Cliff” Bruce Jr., age 55 of Lula, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Bruce was born October 26, 1959 in Kennesaw to Howard Clif ...
Velma Darracott England, 87, Flowery Branch
Velma Darracott England, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Charles E. England; par ...
Geraldine Jones, 86, Gainesville
           Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine Crowe Skinner Jones, age 86, will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m ...
Steven Michael Peters, 53, Gainesville
Mr. Steven Michael Peters, 53, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. There will be private services held at a la ...
Barbara Ann West, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 16, 2015 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Barbara Ann West age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack will ...
Louvenia Harper Young, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Louvenia Harper Young was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  She was born in Flowery Branch on December 22nd 1935.  Louvenia entered into rest on Th ...

Jackson

Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87, Jefferson
Rev. Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87 of Jefferson, GA, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Rev. Mitton is better known to most as “Preacher ...
Rev. Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87 of Jefferson, GA, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Rev. Mitton is better known to most as “Preacher ...

Other

Robert L. 'Bob' Radosta, 57, Alpharetta
Robert L. “Bob” Radosta, age 57 of Alpharetta, GA died Thursday, May 14, 2015. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marie Janett Maxwell Carter, age 100, of Toccoa, passed away May 14, 2015 at Willow Gardens in Toccoa. Born March 19, 1915, in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the la ...

White

Judith Dianne Lowrey, 59, Cleveland
Judith Dianne Lowrey, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...
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