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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joan Spencer Wright, 75, Cumming
Joan Spencer Wright, age 75, passed away Friday, October 14.   A native Atlantan, Joan was born on June 12, 1941 to Luie and Florence Spencer.   Joan attended Rooseve ...
Jerold Lee Walton, 63, Cumming
Jerrold Lee Walton, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Jerrold was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralee ...

Hall

Rosatta May Weaver Sipes, 95, Gainesville
Rosatta May Weaver Sipes,  age 95 of Gainesville, Ga. died peacefully at the Bell-Minor Home on October 14,2016 with her family gathered around. Services will be held at 7:00 ...
Charles Stephen Fawcett, 79, Gainesville
Charles Stephen (Chuck) Fawcett, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Hospital.     ...
Cora Lee Lyles, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mrs. Cora Lee Lyles of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00pm at Saint John Baptist Church, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gain ...
Sam T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Sam T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on Friday October 14, 2016 at his residents. Sam, was born on December 13, 1917 in Birmingham, Alb. to the late Samuel T. and Edna ...
Samuel T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on October 14,2016 at Lainer Village Estates. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday October 17,2016 at the chapel of Lai ...

Jackson

Eugene Edward Carlson, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eugene Edward Carlson, age 64, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Mr. Carlson was born in Tifton Georg ...
Anna May Perry Smith, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Anna May Perry Smith, age 78, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ms. Smith was 1 of 8 children born t ...
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, 86, Commerce
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, age 86, of Commerce died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford. ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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