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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2015

Banks

Roy O. Herbert, 89, Gillsville
Roy O. Herbert, age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015. Mr. Herbert was born on October 3, 1925 in Franklin County, Georgia to the late Otha and ...

Barrow

Richard Lee Parks, 67, Auburn
Richard Lee Parks, age 67, of Auburn passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. The family will not have any services at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, ...

Dawson

Allan John Manterfield, 52, Dawsonville
Mr. Allan John Manterfield, age 52 of Dawsonville, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in West Memphis, Arkansas. following injuries sustained in a truck accident. Funeral ...
Kenneth Weaver, 66, Dawsonville
Kenneth Weaver, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 17, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born July 17, 1949 to the late John and Maude Weav ...

Forsyth

Retha Bell Gilbert received her promise of eternal salvation on Sunday, August 16, 2015, when she was called home to be with her husband and children.   Retha was born o ...
George Edward Miller, 74, Cumming
George Edward Miller   George passed away on the morning of August 17, 2015, at his home in Cumming, Ga.  His death was from Parkinson’s and Alzheimers diseas ...
Richard George Sullivan, age 54 of Cumming, GA passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2015. Richard was born on May 17, 1961 in Grosse Pointe, MI. He graduated from Henderson Hi ...

Gwinnett

Leslie (Les) Hardy, 55, Decatur, formerly of Buford
Leslie “Les” Hardy, age 55, of Decatur, GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry E. Hard ...

Habersham

Edwin Phillip Herring, 45, Mt. Airy
Edwin Phillip Herring, age 45, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Herring was born July 9, 1970, ...
Robert Franklin “Bob” Honeycutt, Sr., age 88, of Cornelia and formerly of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. Born on October 30, 1926 i ...
Clinton Martin White, 84, Cornelia
Funeral services for Clinton Martin White, 84, of Cornelia, will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel in Demorest, followed by ...
Earl Robert Williamson, Sr, 74, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Earl Robert Williamson, Sr., age 74 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 2:00 PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses with Mar ...

Hall

Shonda R. Hulsey Adams, 38, Gainesville
 Ms. Shonda R. Hulsey Adams, age 38 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services ...
Lillian Beatrice Hudgins, 90, Gainesville
Miss Lillian Beatrice Hudgins, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Wayne D. Miller, 74, Gainesville
Wayne D. Miller, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at his residence.                ...
Mary Louise Reed, 89, Gainesville
Mary Louise Reed, 89, of Gainesville, GA. passed away at her residence Following a period of declining health.   Born on August 1, 1926, she was a lifelong resident o ...

Other

Mayford Perley Dickinson, 91, Carnesville
Mr. Mayford Perley Dickinson, age 91 of 456 Rue De Cason May, Carnesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Perle ...
James Stephen Hardy, 55, Beaufort, SC formerly of Hoschton
James Stephen Hardy, age 55, of Beaufort, SC and formerly of Hoschton passed Monday, August 17, 2015.  Mr. Hardy enjoyed fishing, listening to county music oldies and spending ...

Stephens

Sandra Poirier Marsh, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Sandra Poirier Marsh, age 70 of 18 Destination Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late ...
Funeral services for Cheryl Ann Arnold Patton, age 64, of Toccoa will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM from the River Point Community Church.  Pastor Kevin Man ...
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