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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 17th, 2015

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Diane Shannon Jost, 70, Winder
   Ms. Diane Shannon Jost, age 70, of Winder, Georgia died September 17, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Nolan and Mary Lucy O’Kelly Bec ...

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John Evans, 50, Dawsonville
John Evans, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at Emory University Hospital following a period of declining health. Born June 28, 1965 to the late Jack a ...

Forsyth

Charles W Strawser, Jr. passed away Thursday September 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anne Davene Meeks Strawser; son and daughter-in-law, Charles W Strawser, II ...

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Weldon Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
            Weldon Whitmire age 56 of Gainesville passed away on September 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

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Bessie Lou Stancil, 78, Dahlonega
Bessie Lou Stancil, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her bedside. Bessie was a native and lifelong reside ...

Rabun

Patricia Rainey Standard, 71, of Clayton, GA, went to be with the lord on September 17, 2015. Pat was born in Cartersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mildred and Charles Ra ...

Stephens

Funeral services will be held Sunday September 20, at 3 P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Roger Whiten officiating. The following gentl ...
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