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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 15th, 2015

Gwinnett

Melvin A. “Mel” Coble, Jr., age 83 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilt ...
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr.,, 53, Lawrenceville
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr., age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Loett Vandenack. He is survived by ...

Habersham

Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, age 95, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe an ...

Hall

Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gaines ...

Jackson

Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, Hoschton
A much loved husband, father, and grandfather, Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, of Hoschton, GA passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday July 15th 2015 with family present.  ...

Lumpkin

Mary Lou Dodd, 96, Dahlonega
Mary Lou Dodd, 96, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.   Mary Lou is survived by her son, Carlton Bryan ...

Other

Pamelia Marie “Pam” Cataldi, age 56, a resident of Jasper, GA went to be with her Savior on July 15, 2015. Her passing was due to complications from extended illnesses. ...

Stephens

Barbara Connolly Thomas, age 87 passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Joanne’s House of Hospice at Bonita Springs, Florida.   She was born in Central Falls, R ...
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