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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 23rd, 2015

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Kimberley Crosby Barker, age 44, of Homer, GA, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Barker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, ...

Barrow

William Scott Allen, 46, Winder
William Scott Allen, age 46, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Mr. Allen loved the Lord. His hobbies included music, NASCAR, fishing and spending time with his f ...
Martha Robinson Barnett, age 76, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.  The family will not be holding memorial services for Mrs. Barnett.  Lawson Funeral Home, ...
Emerson (Red) Penland, 72, Winder
Emerson "Red" Penland, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.   Mr. Penland retired from DeKalb Steel. He was survived by his wife of 40 years ...
Mattie Smith, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mattie Smith, age 60, of Winder Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson Georgia to the ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Sharon Bush, 70, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Sharron Bush, age 70, of Braselton, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Bush was born in Dade City, Florida, a daug ...

Habersham

Bobby Lee Brown, 35, Clarkesville
Bobby Lee Brown, age 35, of Clarkesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.   Bobby was born March 27, 1980 in Dahlonega, GA. He was the owner/operator of S & ...
Cruz Villa Rangel, 51, Clarkesville
Funeral mass for Cruz Villa Rangel, age 51, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hern&aacu ...
Douglas Erwin Skelton, 60, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Douglas Erwin Skelton, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Dr. Don Samples and Mr ...

Hall

James Rollins Brazeal, 78, Braselton
Mr. James Rollins Brazeal, age 78, of Braselton, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Bell Minor, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Su ...
Patsy Jane Fisher Cannon, 83, Gainesville
Patsy Fisher Cannon (Nanny) passed away July 23, 2015 at The Oaks on Limestone where she resided since sustaining a fall in April. She was cared for kindly and gently by the staff ...
Rachel Jean Miller, 74, Gainesville
   Mrs. Rachel Jean Miller, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  &nbs ...
B. D. Savage, 89, Gainesville
Mr. B. D. Savage, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.         & ...

Lumpkin

Roy Verlen Helton, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Roy Verlen Helton age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital.  Mr. Helton was born in Dahlonega the son of the late William ...

White

Robert (Bob) Matthews Alden, Sr., age 90, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015.   A graduate of Cornelia High School and the University of Georgia, Bob was employed by t ...
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