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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2015

Banks

Ronnie Simonds, 58, Commerce
Ronnie Simonds age 58 of Commerce passed away Sept. 20, 2015.  Mr. Simonds was born on January 27, 1957 in Buford to the late John Jackie Sr, and Bonnie Marie Rider Simonds ...

Dawson

Rachel Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Rachel Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 25, 1929 to the late Ratcliff an ...

Forsyth

Walter Edward Cory, 80, Cumming
Walter Edward Cory (March 24, 1935 to September 20, 2015) died after a long illness. Born in Loranger, LA, Walt graduated from Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana Universi ...

Habersham

Jon W. Hester, 75, Broward County, FL. and Habersham
Jon W. Hester, age 75, of Broward County, FL, and Habersham County, GA passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Mr. Hester was born February 23, 1940 in Towns, GA to the late ...

Hall

Fred Kenneth Hemphill, 89, Gillsville
Mr. Fred Kenneth Hemphill, Sr. age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.   Celebration of Life Service to be held 1:30 pm Saturday, Septe ...
Edna Cornelia Burnett Nash, 83, of Lula passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...

Jackson

Linda E. Brown Gordon, 69, Commerce
Linda E. Brown Gordon, age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday Sept. 20, 2015. Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of the late Colton and Willie Sue Scoggins Brown and was a homemaker. ...
William Nalley, 48, Hoschton
William E. “Bill” Nalley, age 48 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ha ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Imogene Anderson, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Imogene Anderson, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Gainesville following a period of declining health. ...

White

Alvastine Moore, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Alvastine Moore, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Mrs. Moore was born in Consauga, Tennessee to the late Newt and Emma Wooten Jackson. Sh ...
Delbert Tony Oliver, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Delbert Tony Oliver, age 76 of Cleveland. Delbert passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral services are schedu ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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