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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2016

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Shane William Hyde, 43, Winder
Shane William Hyde, age 43, of Winder passed away Friday, January 1, 2016.  Survivors include his father J.R. Givens; mother Shirley Ann James; girlfriend Christine; daughter ...

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Ruth Farstrup Longman, 80, Gainesville
Ruth Farstrup Longman died January 1st, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  She was born June 1st, 1935 in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of Rev. Anders Ejner Farstrup and Ragnhild M ...
Cecil Earl Motes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Cecil Earl Motes age 79 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 01, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, Oakwood
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, of Oakwood, died January 1, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gainesville.
Barbara E. Stokley Young, 90, Gainesville
Barbara E. Stokley Young (90) passed away after a short illness on January 1, 2016, in Gainesville, GA.  Born October 4, 1925 in Winona, WV to Joseph O. and Maymie Stokley ...

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Ronnie Allen Adams, 78, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Allen Adams, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Adams was born in Atlanta to the late Maurice D. and Oneit ...
Willie Dee Hanley, 88, Commerce
Mr. Willie Dee Hanley, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at University Nursing and Rehab.  Mr. Hanley was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Ernest Lee and ...

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James Chandler, 82, Crossville, AL
Mr. James Chandler age 82 of Crossville, Alabama passed away on January 01, 2016 at Shepard Cove Hospice in Albertville, Alabama following an extended illness.       ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.