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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 25th, 2015

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    Mrs. Barbara Nichols Carter, age 67 of Winder, GA died July 25, 2015. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by a daughter Vonda Kay Carter. She was born in Pendergra ...
Donnice Tolan Mills, 73, Auburn
Donnice Tolan Mills, age 73, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mills, and daughter, Gail Mills.  She is ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Jane DeBlasi, 72, Cumming
Dorothy Jane DeBlasi, 72, of Cumming, GA died at Embracing Hospice House on July 25, 2015.  Born in Minor Hill, TN she was the daughter of the late John and Bernice Jackson. ...

Gwinnett

Sophie Utlek Langert, 85, Buford
Mrs. Sophie Utlek Langert, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She is survived by her husband of over sixty years, Edward G. Langert, Buford, GA; children ...

Habersham

Duane Edward Rice, 46, Cornelia
Duane Edward Rice, age 46 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soo ...
Duane Edward Rice, 46, Cornelia
Duane Edward Rice, age 46 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2015 following an extended illness.   Born in Stephens County, Ge ...

Hall

Robin Cowart, 63, Gainesville
Ms Robin Cowart, age 63, of  Gainesville, GA, passed Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and spent her life caring for others as a Nurse.  ...
Mary Janice “J.B.” Blessing, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...
Dessie Mae Walker, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dessie Mae Walker, age 93, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Ann Allen Williams, 83, Gainesville
Ann Allen Williams born June 9, 1932, in Gainesville, Georgia, died July 25, 2015 in her apartment at Smoky Springs Retirement Community, Gainesville. Ann was a graduate of Ly ...

Jackson

Joan Shirley De Wilde, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Shirley De Wilde, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Mrs. De Wilde was born in Chicago, Illinois, ...

Rabun

Mrs. Naomi Fay Martin Graves, age 92 of Falls Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.    A daughter of the late Zack and ...

Stephens

Faye M. Graves, 92, Toccoa
Faye M. Graves, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Acree-Davis Fun ...

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Joyce Sue Ashe, 66, Cleveland
Joyce Sue Ashe, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Ashe was born June 2, 1949 in Cleveland to the late Lawrence and Buena Etris Clev ...
Edna Ruth Bowman, 69, Cleveland
Ms. Edna Ruth Bowman, age 69 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Gateway Health and Rehab.  Edna was born in Griffin, GA on September 13, 1945 to the late Stev ...
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