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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 11th, 2015

Forsyth

George E Payne, 81, Cumming
George E. Payne, 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away September 11, 2015 at home following an extended illness.   He was born April 15, 1934, in WV, a son of the late John D. ...

Habersham

  William Lewis Chosewood, age 95, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Mr. Chosewood was born on September 12, 1919 in Gwinnett County, Georgia to ...
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., 90, Cornelia
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1925, he was a so ...
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, 93, Baldwin
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2015 following an extended illness.    Mrs. Wilbanks was born on ...

Hall

Dean Bryant, 82, Murrayville
Dean Bryant, 82, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Anthony "Tony" Caddell, 58, Gainesville
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Caddell, 58, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Friday September 11, 2015.   Born in Monks Corner, SC on November 12, 1956, he was the ...
Guy Franklin Hornbeck, 78, Murrayville
    Mr. Guy Franklin Hornbeck, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 11, 2015.      & ...
Virginia Mae Jones, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Mae Jones, age 87 of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away peacefully September 11, 2015. Virginia and her husband Harold Jones (AKA Granny and Pop) owned and operated the Lan ...
Donald Lee McClure, 79, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Lee McClure, Sr. age 79 of Lula. Rev. Anthony Cook, Rev. Matthe ...
Donald Nix Greene, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday September 14, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Nix Greene age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford, Dr. Craig ...
Elwood Slade, 84, Gainesville
Elwood Slade, 84, of Gainesville, GA died September 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Masoni ...

Jackson

Lettie Chambers, 72, Nicholson
Lettie Chambers, age 72, of Nicholson passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.   Ms. Chambers was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruby Alma Gunter Holloman and is pre ...
Candace Michelle Welch, 22, Commerce
Candace Michelle Welch, age 22, of Commerce, GA passed away Friday September 11, 2015.   Ms. Welch was the daughter of John Marvin Welch and Kristee Brown Welch. She was ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Hazel Leslie Gilreath Butler Christopher, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 11, 2015.   Hazel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Barbara Louise Bennett, 77, Alpharetta
Mrs. Barbara Louise Bennett, age 77, of Alpharetta died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family, Friday, September 11, 2015. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Chur ...
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