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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 11th, 2016

Dawson

Kathleen M. Setterberg, 71, Dawsonville
Kathleen M. Setterberg, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 11, 2016 at Gracemont Assisted Living. Born November 17, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Joseph and Hel ...

Habersham

Lillie Gladys Holcomb, 101, Clarkesville
Lillie Gladys Holcomb, age 101, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016, following an extended illness.   Born on March 2, 1914, in the Amy’s Creek community of Habersha ...
Delvina Loggins Marcus, 85, Demorest
Delvina Loggins Marcus, age 85, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Monday, January 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Marcus was born on April 2, 1 ...
Barbara Jo McEntire, 74, Clarkesville
Barbara Jo McEntire, age 74 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 11, 2016. Born in Hall County on September 23, 1941, she was the daughter of the late ...

Hall

M.E. “Red” Cantrell, 89, Gainesville
M.E. “Red” Cantrell, 89, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 11, 2016.   Born on January 9, 1927, he was a lifetime resident of Hall County. He was t ...
Alice Marie (Strawn) Elmore, 93, Gainesville
  Alice Marie (Strawn) Elmore passed away at home in the presence of her family on Monday, January 11, 2016, following an extended illness.   Alice was born in C ...
Beverly Yvonne Henderson, 60, Gainesville
Ms. Beverly Yvonne (Martin) Henderson was born August 24, 1955 to the late Leonard Cantrell and Mary (Martin) Bryson in Gainesville, GA.  She departed this life Monday, Januar ...
Gary Lynn Mahan, 73, Flowery Branch
Mahan, Gary Lynn, 73 of Flowery Branch, GA. was reunited with the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2016. He passed peacefully surrounding by his loving family.   Gary was born ...
Laura Ann Cagle Poole, 107, Gillsville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the Home Going of Mrs. Laura Ann Cagle Poole, 107, of Gillsville, Ga. on January 11, 2016 at the Oaks on Limestone. ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Kenneth Kilpatrick, 82, Dahlonega
Thomas Kenneth Kilpatrick passed away peacefully on January 11, 2016. Thomas Kenneth Kilpatrick was born in Forest Park, Ga. November 5, 1933. He was the second born son of Mr. &am ...
Barbara Ann "Bobbie Sue" Thompson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. "Bobbie S ...

Other

Phillip “Phil” Garrison, 74, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and formerly of Cornelia
Phillip Lewis “Phil” Garrison, age 74 of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016. Born in Habersham County on April 2, ...
Charlotte Genevieve Jones, 94, Vincennes
Charlotte Genevieve Jones was born on April 4, 1920 in Vincennes, Indiana to the late John and Nellie Volz.    (Her friends called her Geny). Geny and her family mo ...
James Albert (Faust) Massey, 74, Danielsville
James Albert (Faust) Massey, age 74 of Danielsville, GA passed away Monday January 11, 2016.  Mr. Massey was born on April 18, 1941 to the late Eugene and Grace Chapman Mas ...

Rabun

Nancy Mae Kilby, Clayton
Nancy Mae Kilby of Clayton, GA passed peacefully surrounded by her loving children late Monday evening, January 11, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her youngest daughte ...
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