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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2015

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Frances Hall, 80, Statham
   Mrs. Frances Hall, age 80, of Statham, Georgia died May 16, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Will and Sarah Adeline Watkins Chambers.  ...
Jonathon Corey Wells, 26, Winder
Jonathan Corey Wells, age 26, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-65 ...

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Alma Geist Cap, 98, Cumming
Alma Geist Cap, 98, of Cumming, GA, originally from Califon, NJ and longtime resident of Perth Amboy, NJ, passed away at the Embracing Hospice Center in Cumming, GA on May 16, 2015 ...

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Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, Buford
Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, at her home, after a 10-month battle against triple negative breast cancer.   Meredith’s ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginnie' Brown, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia "Ginnie" Brown, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia arrived at her heavenly home Saturday, May 16, 2015.         &nbs ...
John Lee Givogre, III, 20, Gainesville
John Lee Givogre, III, age 20, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Saturday, May 16, 2015.           &nb ...
Delta Austin Smith, 97, Cumming
  Delta Austin Smith, 97, passed away May 16, 2015, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Edward Smith.   She is survived by fiv ...
Carrie Hazel (Williams) Wright, 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her residence.           ...

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Mac Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mac Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Funeral Services are incomplete at thi ...
Samuel MacArthur Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Samuel MacArthur “Mack” Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Mr. Cates ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Ruth Lewallen Lawson, 88, who passed away on Saturday morning, May 16, 2015.  Mrs. Lawson was the daughter of the late John W ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Clinton Scott O’Neal, age 28, of Tucker who passed away on May 16th, 2015. He was the son of the late Michael D. O’N ...

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Jane (Clara) Christopher, age 62, of Canton, GA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Walter Christopher.  She is survived ...

Stephens

Wesley Kyle Teate, 16, Martin
Wesley Kyle Teate, age 16, of 79 Julian Westmoreland Drive, Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.   A son of David Teate ...

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Phyllis Mongue, 93, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Mongue age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, May16, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.