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Local Obits for Thu. May 28th, 2015

Banks

James Morris Free, 75, Homer
James Morris Free, age 75, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Free was born on February 8, 1940 in Homer, G ...

Forsyth

  Betty Gilleland Jennings, 75, Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved gardening and volunteering ...
Larry Trout, 68, Cumming
Larry Trout, age 66, of Cumming, passed away on May 28, 2015.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  Larry loved spending time with his family, especially h ...

Gwinnett

Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, Buford
Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 4 2015. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cumming, GA. Margie is preceded in death b ...
Billie Dove Hill, 79, Auburn
Billie Dove Hill, age 79, of Auburn passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Mrs. Hill was a faithful follower of Christ. Her hobbies included sewing, arts and crafts. Mrs. Hill w ...

Habersham

Frances Land DeWitt, 94, Cornelia
Frances Land DeWitt, age 94, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her son’s residence. Born on September 16, 1920, in Columbus, Georgia, she was a daughter o ...

Hall

Vanessa Dell Dyer, 55, Gainesville
Vanessa Dell Dyer, age 55 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord from a long term illness.  Ms. Dyer was born August 22, 1959 in Hamilton, WV to John Leonard Dyer and the ...
Marty Holbrook, 81, Gainesville
  ? Open  Reply  Reply All More   Marty Holbrook 81 of Gainesville,Ga. died Friday June 5, 2015 at Willowbrook Nurs ...
Charles Albert Maniscalco, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Albert Maniscalco, age 83, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.
Nicholas Bruce Pickell, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Nicholas Bruce Pickell, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 3015 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services to be held at a later ...

Jackson

Pamela Berryman Baker, 65, Nicholson
Mrs. Pamela Berryman Baker, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baker was born in Elberton to Magolene Barrett Hardy and the ...
Troy Marshall Spivey, 64, Commerce
Troy Marshall Spivey, age 64, of Commerce passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Stephens

Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell, 51, Eastanollee
Mrs. Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell age 51 of 1054 Gooseneck Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday May, 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the lat ...
Mrs. Ronzielene Mize Simmons age 61 of 140 Avon Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday June 1, 2015 at her residence A daughter of the late Ronzie and Katie Lou Fulbright Mize, she ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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