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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 8th, 2016

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L. W. "Bill" Moore, 86, Winder
Mr. L.W. “Bill” Moore, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away Friday, January 8, 2016. A native of Hampton, Georgia he was the son of the late Charles William and Gertu ...

Dawson

Clifton C. Harben, 84, Dawsonville
Clifton C. Harben, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 8, 2016 following a sudden illness. Born March 18, 1931 to the late Grady and Ida Harben, he was a lifelong resi ...
Louise Moore Walls, 88, Dawson
Louise Moore Walls, age 88, of Dawsonville died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 8, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Glyndon Walls, her p ...

Forsyth

Randle Julian Elrod, 68, Cumming
Randall Julian Elrod, age 68, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 8, 2016.  He is preceded in death by an infant son, Jeff Elrod; mother, Ina Bell Elrod; father, Bill Elrod ...
Gerald Anthony Shelton, 58, Cumming
Gerald Anthony Shelton, age 58, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Vivian Shelton; brother, Jimmy Shelton and ...

Gwinnett

John Michael Nicolella, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 8, 2106 after a 15 year battle with thyroid cancer. John graduated from South Philadelphia High School ...
Victoria Jean Romaine, 86, Suwanee
Victoria Jean Romaine, 86, of Suwanee, GA died on January 8, 2015.  Born in Nottingham, England she was the daughter of the late William H. Johnson VC and Gertrude Walton John ...

Habersham

Irwin R. Kimzey Jr., 75, Clarkesville
Irwin R. Kimzey, Jr., lifelong resident of northeast Georgia, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, after an extended illness.  Born August 29, 1940, ...

Hall

Missy Leigh Anne Roseberry (Curry) of Gainesville, Georgia, died Friday, January 8, 2016.  Missy was born on October 15, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, to Bill and Ann Curry.  ...
Glendon L. "Glen" Walls, 69, Gainesville
Glendon L. “Glen” Walls, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nb ...

Jackson

Jack Paul Deadwyler, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jack Paul Deadwyler, age 71, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 8, 2016.  Mr. Deadwyler was born in Gain ...

Other

Mike Keller, 69, Black Eagle, MT
Mike Keller, age 69, of Black Eagle, Montana, passed away on January 8th, 2016. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Claude and Carol Keller and his brother, Ken. He is survive ...

Stephens

Wanda Pierce, 57, Toccoa
Wanda Pierce, age 57, of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 8, 2016. Mrs. Pierce was born on July 9, 1958 in Highlands, NC, to Eugene and Ova Ledford C ...

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Rev. Jerry Vandiver, 78, Cleveland
Rev. Jerry Vandiver age 78, of Cleveland passed away Friday January 8, 2015.  Rev. Vandiver was born in Cleveland the son of the late Garland and Virgie Mae Barrett Vandive ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.