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Local Obits for Thu. May 21st, 2015

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Sandra Ann Bentley, 71, Winder
Sandra Ann Bentley, age 71, of Winder passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...
R. L. Miller, 83, Winder
   Mr. R. L. Miller, age 83, of Winder, Georgia died May 21, 2015 at Agape’ Hospice in Winder.  Born in Bethlehem, Georgia he was a son of the late Herman and ...

Dawson

Parnell Goswick, 78, Dawsonville
Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born April 6, 1927 in Canton, Georgia to the late ...

Gwinnett

Vivian Couch Smith, 92, Sugar Hill
Vivian Couch Smith, age 92, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ebb and Josie Couch; brothers, Roy Couch and Henry C ...

Hall

Newman Earl Denney, 91, Gainesville
Newman Earl Denney, 91, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 following an extended illness.              Funeral ser ...
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, Rome, formerly of Gainesville
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, of Rome formally of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Joanne Gibbs Phillips, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Joanne Gibbs Phillips, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...
Dano E. Stone, 42, Gainesville
Mr. Dano E. Stone, age 42, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 21, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Greater Love Bap ...
Nancy Adams Thompson, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Adams Thompson, age 75, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 folowing an extended illness.  Mrs. Thompson was born July 4, 1939 in Gainesville ...

Jackson

Kristi Renee Quintana Maxwell, age 43 of Commerce, Georgia entered into rest Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian hospice with her husband at her side.  Kristi was b ...
Betty Brown Musgrave, 79, Hoschton
Betty Brown Musgrave, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Mrs. Musgrave was a member of The Church of Hoschton. She loved her family, Tuni the dog and Schooner ...
Carolyn Louise Newsom, 97, Auburn
Carolyn Louise Newsom, age 97, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Newsom was employed with the DeKalb County Fleet Maintenance for over 20 years. She was sur ...

Lumpkin

Mr. John (Jack) Joseph Hartzell of Dahlonega, Ga and formerly of Boca Raton Florida, passed away on May 20th, 2015 following a brief illness.  Mr. Hartzell was a Fire Marshall ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Nell Kellar Simmons, age 76 of 378 Simmons Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Jimmie Christoph ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Carolyn Jean 'Jeannie"Chiara.   Born March 30th, 1951 in New York, she was a military daughter, ...
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