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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 5th, 2015

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Dorothy Davis Wilson, 84, Winder
Mrs. Dorothy Davis Wilson, age 84, of Winder, Georgia died July 5, 2015.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded by Her Husband of 68 years, James Olin “Jimmy” Wilson, ...
Ginger Dianne Gentry, 62, Winder
Ginger Dianne Gentry, age 62, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Frances Ward, 82, Winder
   Mrs. Frances Ward, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 5, 2015.  A Native of Blount County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Virgie Harr ...

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Robert Hugh Sutton, 68, Buford
Robert Hugh Sutton, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Samuel Sutton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seve ...

Hall

Donnie Lamar Brown, 39, Oakwood
Mr. Donnie Lamar Brown, age 39 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, Gainesville
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away July 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home.
Jeffrey A. Ries, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey A. Ries, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &nb ...

Jackson

Helen Lanette Looney, 63, Tignall
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen Lanette Looney, age 63, of Tignall, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Looney was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a daug ...
John Barry Lavendar, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mr. Lavender was born in Athens and was the son of ...
John Barry Lavender, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this tim ...
Gordon Schmidt, 82, Hoschton
Gordon Schmidt, age 82, of Hoschton and formerly of Marietta died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from illnesses.  Born in 1933, he was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and graduated from Go ...

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Mrs. Bertie Mae Cheek Fitzgerald age 85 of Comer formerly of Pendergrass, Ga, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald ...

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  William Pete Rocksandich, 79, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 after a long illness.   Known as “Bill” or “Rocky” to his many friend ...
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