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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 11th, 2015

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Jerry Henry Bourg, 82, Cumming
Jerry Henry Bourg, 82, died in Cumming, GA. on July 11th, 2015.  He was a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; lived in Diamondhead, Mississippi for 27 years; and in Cumming, Geo ...

Habersham

Bonnie Mae Littleton Dodgins, age 87 of Demorest, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at a private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. Dodgins was born Nov ...

Hall

Donald C. Allison, 67, Gainesville
Donald C. Allison, 67, of Gainesville, died Saturday July 11, 2015.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.
Donald Clayton Allison, Sr.,, 67, Gainesville
  Donald Clayton Allison, Sr., age 67, died July 11, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. He was born and raised in Gainesville. His two b ...
Gladys Geneva Austin, 78, Gainesville
Gladys Geneva Austin, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial P ...
Cordell Laws Pinson, 93, Gainesville
?Mrs. Cordell Laws Pinson, 93 of Gainesville died Saturday July 11, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Pinson was the daughter of the late Marvin an ...
Ronald Alfred Walk, 72, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ronald Alfred Walk, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. Private Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Walk was born October 29, 1942 to th ...

Jackson

Phyllis Jean Hatton, 69, Commerce
  Phyllis Jean Hatton, age 69, of Commerce passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015.  Ms. Hatton was a quilter along with other hobbies including arts a ...

Other

Florence May Turgeon, 84, Franklin, NC
Florence May Turgeon, 84, of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Chalk and Mary Purchase Chalk. ...

White

Betty Ann Priest, 77, Cleveland
Betty Ann Priest, 77, of Cleveland passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Halcyon Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:00 p.m.in the Chapel of ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.