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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 19th, 2016

Banks

Faye Woodall Peavey, 74, Homer
Faye Woodall Peavey, age 74 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 1, 1942, she was a daughter of the late James Ra ...

Gwinnett

Harry L. Wilson, 74, Dacula
Harry L. Wilson, age 74 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Mr. Wilson has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 1 ...

Habersham

Lou Ellen Rich, 84, Mt. Airy
Lou Ellen Rich age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Ms. Rich was born on April 15, 1932 in Mt. Airy, Georgia. She was prec ...
Benjamin “Benny” S. Rucker, age 66 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced so ...

Hall

Mr. Clyde Gilbert “Gib” Cronic age 66 of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Funer ...

Jackson

Olive Mozelle Scarborough Clark, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.   Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late Joe and Blanche Gurley Scarbor ...
Mr. Kenneth Mitchell Howington, age 83, of Nicholson died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice IPU at Athens Regional.  Mr. Howington was born in Nicholson to the la ...

Lumpkin

Samuel “Sam” Kent Ingram, Sr., age 62, a life-long resident Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 19, 2016.   Sam was born on September 29, 1954 in Dahlonega, ...

Other

Halia Cham Doskotch, 89, Athens
Halia Cham Doskotch, age 89, of Athens passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  She is survived by her husband Raymond Walter Doskotch; son Steven Raymond Doskotch; daughter ...
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.