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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 13th, 2016

Gwinnett

William M. “Bill” Poynter, age 65 of Buford, GA died Sunday, November 13, 2106. Mr. Poynter has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Bill is survived b ...
J. Larry Riley, 73, Dacula
J. Larry Riley, age 73 of Dacula, GA died Sunday, November 13, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor K ...

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Sandra Gail Peck Freeman, 63, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 19, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sandra Gail Peck Freeman, age 63 of Gainesville. The Rev. Melvin Baugh ...
Shirley Ann Baughcum, age 53 of Lula, GA passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016.   Mrs. Baughcum was the daughter of the late David Bill and Lilia Shipman Watkins. &nb ...
Vernice Couch, 95, Gainesville
Mr. Vernice Couch, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 a ...
Ray Loggins, 74, Gainesville
Ray Loggins, 74, of Gainesville, passed away November 13, 2016. Ray was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  He was the son of the late Charlie Newman and Mary Lou Johnson ...
Brenda Joyce Payne, 69, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 19, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Brenda Joyce Payne, age 69 of Gainesville. The Rev. Melvin Baugh and R ...
Doris Ann Patterson Prater, 75, Gainesville
     Mrs. Doris Ann Patterson Prater, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.  ...
Judith Ann Wiezorek, 72, Gainesville
Miss. Judith Ann Wiezorek age 72 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...
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.