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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 23rd, 2016

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Viola May Gerlach, 92, Winder
Mrs. Viola May Gerlach, age 92, of Winder Georgia died Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She was a wife and homemaker. Born in Chicopee, Massachusetts,Viola traveled to Alaska, Japan a ...
Mary B. Holland, 93, Winder
Mrs. Mary B. Holland, age 93, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 23, 2016.  A native of Clover, South, Carolina, she was a daughter of the late N. G. and Iona Currence ...

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Jacky Evans, 63, Dawsonville
Jacky Evans, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.   Born April 7, 1953 in Cob ...
Jerry Smallwood, 59, Dawsonville
Jerry Smallwood, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016. Born August 21, 1957 to the late Bill and Ruby Smallwood, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...

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William Vincent “Billy” Kuch, 30, of Cumming, GA died on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Billy was born July 14, 1986 in New Haven, CT. He was a graduate of Wharton Hig ...
Phillip “Fuzz” Vaughan passed away on Nov 22, 2016. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home with ...

Habersham

Katie Mae Nations Franklin, 90, Clarkesville
Katie Mae Nations Franklin, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mrs. Franklin was born on May 1, 1926 in White County, Georgia. She was p ...

Hall

Mrs. Mildred Lurline McElwaney, age 88 of Gay, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are schedul ...
James Alan Wilkes, 63, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Alan Wilkes, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 2 ...

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Robert Edward Call, 43, Covington
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Robert Edward Call, 43, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on November 23, 2016. He was a resident of Covington, Georgia. He i ...
Mary Leona Elkins, 62, Athens
Mary Leona Elkins, age 62 of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mrs. Elkins was the daughter of the late David Lee and Mary Lou Yates Sharp.   Survivo ...

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George William Bean, 82, Cleveland
Mr. George William Bean age 82 of Cleveland, Ga passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend illness. Funeral services are ...
Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes, age 74, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gerald was born in Cumming, GA, in 1942, to the l ...
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