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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 15th, 2016

Banks

Emma Stephens Lewallen, 90, Baldwin
Emma Stephens Lewallen, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Lewall ...

Forsyth

Johnny Clayton Mathis, 57, Cumming
Johnny Clayton Mathis, age 57, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Johnny was born in Forsyth County on June 6, 1958 to the late Clayton and Eva Grace Mathis. He w ...

Habersham

J.H. Earl Gibson, 71, Clarkesville
J.H. “Earl” Gibson, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on October 5, ...

Hall

Helen Lorene McDaniel, 86, Gainesville
         Mrs. Helen Lorene McDaniel, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone following an ...

Jackson

Frank Nichols, 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Mr. Nichols was born in Pendergrass, Geor ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Funeral arrangeme ...

Stephens

Mrs. Allene Doris Simmons O’Kelley age 80 of 45 Hill Place Toccoa passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roscoe and Myrtle ...
Billy Jason Saylors, 37, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Jason Saylors age 37 of 120 Hill Place Toccoa passed away January 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Aaron Saylors and the late Joyce Ann Mullins Saylors, ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.