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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 12th, 2016

Banks

  Gatha Martin Barrett, age 84, of Homer, Georgia, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was headed to her favorite place, Homer Baptist ...

Barrow

Donald Richardson, 57, Statham
Donald Richardson, age 57 of Statham, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.   Mr. Richardson was the son of the la ...

Forsyth

Schaefer G. Sharpe, 74, Cumming
Schaefer G. Sharpe, age 74, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  A native of Charlotte, NC. Scheafer was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Lucent Techno ...
William Harley Walls, 82, Cumming
  William Harley Walls, 82, of Cumming passed away Wednesday October 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 20, 1934 to the late C. C. and E ...

Habersham

Lamar Mote, 75, Demorest
Lamar Mote, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mr. Mote was born on November 3, 1940, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late Rev. Erfor ...
Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral Mass for Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Rev. José L ...

Hall

Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, Gainesville
Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, of Gainesville, passed away October 12, 2016. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Dr. Merritt had lived in Hall County for most of his life.&nb ...
Buddy Wayne Reed, 66, Flowery Branch
Mr. Buddy Wayne Reed, age 66, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Ch ...

Stephens

Lydia Ann Thomason, inf, Toccoa
Infant Lydia Ann Thomason passed away October 12, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, James and Amy Payne Thomason of Toccoa; two sisters, Kin ...
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.