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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 16th, 2016

Banks

Danny Jackson Wilder, 57, Commerce
Danny Jackson Wilder age 57 of Commerce passed away January 16, 2016.   Mr. Wilder was born January 15, 1959 in Commerce to the late Herman Ludwin and Bertha Luthi Wilder. H ...

Dawson

Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, Dawsonville
Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, of Dawsonville, GA died on January 16, 2016.  Born in North Tonawanda, NY she was the daughter of the late Donald Shepherd and Sandra Travis of Lock ...

Hall

Cheryl Davis Boyd, 57, Gainesville
Cheryl Davis Boyd, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.    Funeral services are scheduled for ...
David P. Day, 60, Gainesville
David P. Day, 60, of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016. David was born in Atlanta, on August 20, 1955 to Marlin and Doris D. Day.  He was a graduate of Lakeside ...

Jackson

Rev. Donald Gene Trammell, 61 of Commerce passed away on January 16, 2016.    Rev. Trammell was born on December 30, 1954 in Liberty, Kentucky to Doris Evelyn Cooper an ...

Lumpkin

Maxine Long Ralston, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Maxine Ralston, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday January 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.   A lifelong resident of ...

Stephens

BillyRay Tittle, 56, Martin
BillyRay Tittle, age 56 of Martin, GA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.     Mr. Tittle was the son of Jackie E. Tanksley Tittle and the late George Tittle. ...
Charles Leon Walters, 53, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Leon Walters (also known by many as Henry and/or Charlie), age 53, of Mulkey Road, Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the residence.    A ...

White

Jerry Fordham, 77, Sautee
Jerry Fordham age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park Nursing Home in Gainesville.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
Jerry Daniel Fordham, Sr. age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday January 20, 2016 at Cleveland First Bap ...
Brenda Griffin Savage age 71 of Lula passed away Saturday January 16, 2016.  Mrs. Savage was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ora H. and Mary Lou Butler Griffin ...
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