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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Anna Raines Jinkins passed away on October 7th, 2016 at Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents Mar ...

Habersham

Francine Ritch, 75, Alto
Francine Ritch, age 75, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Ritch was born on August 25, 1941 in Habersham County, Georgia. She is pr ...
Lamar Vinson White, 77, Alto
Lamar Vinson White, age 77 of Alto, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. Born on April 27, 1939, in Homer, Georgia, he was a son of the late Ben Conley White and Dorothy Barr ...

Hall

Robert Bryon Casey, 65, Gainesville
Robert Bryon Casey, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 7, 2016.  At this time there is no service planed. Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralh ...
Mary Alice Craig, 90, Gainesville
            Mrs. Mary Alice Craig age 90 of Gainesville passed away on Friday October 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend ...
Dorothy DeLong, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Dorothy DeLong, age 79, of Oakwood passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will ...
Joseph (Joe) Clark Irvin, Jr., 90, Flowery Branch
Joseph (Joe) Clark Irvin Jr. of Flowery Branch, GA at the age of 90 died Friday, October 7, 2016 due to complications received from a fall. Joe was born in Thomaston, GA on Octo ...
Marilyn Evelyn Jarrard, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn Evelyn Jarrard age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday October 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.       &nb ...
Charles W. Richter, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Charles W. Richter, 93 of Gainesville died Friday October 7, 2016. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Lanier Village Estates Chapel with the interment to be i ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Nell Harkins Griffin, age 65, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. Mrs. Griffin was born in Commerce, Geo ...
Anthony "Smokey" Opperman, age 24, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Anthony loved to draw, listen to music and hang out with his friends. He was a carpen ...

Lumpkin

Bonnie Marie Morris, 62, Dahlonega
Bonnie Marie Morris, a longtime resident of Dahlonega, has passed away after a long and brave fight against cancer. She was 62. Bonnie was born in Raceland, Louisiana to Roy and ...
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