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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Rosaline Yother Pirkle, 63, Cumming
Rosaline Yother Pirkle, age 63 of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the ...

Habersham

  Tammy Sue Reynolds Greenway, age 47 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Athens, Georgia on October 7, 1968, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and ...

Hall

Randall Lee Abernathy, 64, Gainesville
   Mr. Randall Lee Abernathy age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
George P. Russell, 89, Gainesville
Mr. George P. Russell, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.               Celeb ...
Betty Jo Schuder, Gainesville
Betty Jo Schuder passed away peacefully January 25, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. She was a loving and wonderful mother, wife, and friend to many. She was born Marc ...
Vera Mae Ward, 68, Gainesville
           Ms. Vera Mae Ward, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park following ...

Jackson

Biddie Kathleen Odom Cronic, age 80, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years Russell Frank Cronic; daughters Teresa Cro ...

Lumpkin

Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi March 20, 1968 - January 24, 2016   Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi, 47, born and raised in Dahlonega, GA, passed away unexpectedly in her hom ...

White

Jessie Mae Thurmond, 89, Cleveland
Jessie Mae Thurmond age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Thurmond was born September 4, 1926 in Cleveland to the ...
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