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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 8th, 2015

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Mae Alice Gower, 78, Winder
Mrs. Mae Alice Gower, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 8, 2015.  Born in Auburn, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Annie Allen Everett. Mrs. Go ...

Dawson

Rachel Jane Higgins, 37, Dawsonville
Rachel Jane Higgins, 37, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 8, 2015. Born October 4, 1977 and raised in Forsyth County, she had been a resident of Dawsonville for the ...

Forsyth

Lonnie Wilburn Hamrick, 69, Cumming
Lonnie Wilburn Hamrick, 69, of Cumming, GA went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2015.  He is rejoicing and will forever be worshipping and praising his Savior. He was born ...
Dana Charles Lipscomb, 58, Cumming
Dana Charles Lipscomb, 58, passed away September 8, 2015 due to complications from lung cancer.  He was a longtime resident of Huntsville, AL where he graduated from Butler Hi ...
Esther Schwartz, Cumming
  Esther Schwartz (lovingly known as Es) went home to Jesus on September 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm with a peaceful smile. Esther was a native of Chicago, an AAU Champ, and liv ...
Charles R. Tidd, 86, Cumming
Charles R. Tidd, 86, of Cumming, GA and Amelia Island, FL said his final goodbye on September 8, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Frances Baltes Tidd and his children: Charlie and ...

Habersham

Linda H. Corbin, 71, Alto
Linda H. Corbin, age 71, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Mrs. Corbin was born on April 1, 1944 in Harrison, AK. to the late Terry and Julia Zurga Pillo ...
Isaac Kenneth Ferguson, 70, Cornelia
Isaac Kenneth Ferguson, age 70, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Born on December 7, 1944, in Clarkesville, he was the son of the late William Grady and Haze ...

Hall

Mamie Millwood Gooch, 88, Oakwood
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday September 11, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mamie Lee Millwood Gooch, age 88 of Oakwood. The Rev. Scott Brown wil ...
Ruby Jean Lofton, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Jean Lofton followed her beloved husband, Coach Jim Lofton, into the next life on September 8, 2015.  She died peacefully at her home in Gainesville, under the care of he ...
Dortha Hulsey Prickett, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Dortha Hulsey Prickett, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home.         &n ...

Jackson

Joseph Nelson Nix, Commerce
Joseph Nelson Nix, a resident of Commerce, GA and Chicago, IL, passed away on Sept. 8 in Barrington, IL, following a battle with cancer. A Commerce native, he was the son of Joseph ...
Eva G. Irvin Voyles, 101, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eva G. Irvin Voyles, age 101, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Mrs. Voyles was born in Jackson County, a ...

Lumpkin

Beatrice Seabolt Grizzle, 91, Dahlonega
Mrs. Beatrice Seabolt Grizzle, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, September 7, 2015.   Beatrice was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She is a ...
Robert Francis Sturm, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Francis Sturm, age 73, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his residence.   Born in Buffalo, New York on February 4, 1942 to parents William and Florenc ...

Other

Jerry Wayne Sanders, 74, Carnesville
Mr. Jerry Wayne Sanders age 74 of Carnesville passed away Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sanders was born June 5, 1941 in Powder Spring, Georgi ...

White

Albert Franklin Taylor Sr, 84, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Albert Franklin Taylor Sr, age 84 of Cleveland. Mr. Taylor passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Funeral services a ...
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