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Local Obits for Fri. May 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James Thomas Hall, 89, Cumming
  James Thomas Hall, 89, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hobson and Eula Hall, and daughter, Susan Hall.  James ...

Gwinnett

Ruby Venable Morris, 81, Sugar Hill
Ruby Venable Morris, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Morris, Sr., and daughter, Ruby Ellen M ...
Donal H. Norton, 74, Dacula
Donal H. Norton, age 74, of Dacula, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen H. Norton.  He is survived by his children, Kei ...

Habersham

Wiley “Dub” Stephens, age 74, of Alto, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. Born on April 14, 1941, in Hall County, he was a son of the late Guy and Daisy Barrett Steph ...
Leola “Billie” Walls Lynch, age 96, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Mrs. Lynch was born on February 4, 1919 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Landon Daugherty, 38, Gainesville
Landon Daugherty, 38, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Friday May 8, 2015 in Gastonia, NC. Born June 18, 1976 in Eustis, Florida, he moved to Georgia in 1993 and had been ...

Jackson

James Gareth Warner, 80, Hoschton
James Gareth Warner, age 80, of Hoschton passed away May 10, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...
Christine Lee Zumbro, 63, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the passing of Christine Lee Zumbro, age 63, of Commerce. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Lucille Baker Leachman. Survivors include ...

Other

David Lee McDowell, 58, Velva, North Dakota formerly of Dawsonville
  David Lee McDowell, 58, of Velva, North Dakota and formerly of Dawsonville, Georgia, died on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in a Minot hospital from a stroke. David was b ...

Rabun

As of May 27, 2015 Heaven became a lot more interesting with the passing of Carolyn Virginia Darby Medlin, 73, of Clayton, Georgia at her residence surrounded by her family after a ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Jane Fuller Jaynes, age 67 of 488 N. Red Rock Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Causby ...
Mrs. Mary Helen Ayers McGee, age 98 of 1422 Fernside Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Dr. Clarence Lan ...
Mr. Larry Daryle Worley, Sr., age 83 of 354 Scenic Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his residence.  A son of the late Willie Gill and Alma Page W ...

White

Jeffrey John Mitschele, 66, Sautee Nacoochee
Jeffrey John Mitschele, 66, of Sautee Nachoche, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.  A Family service will be held at a later date.  Arrang ...
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