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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 25th, 2016

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Hazel Culver Puckett, 62, Auburn
Hazel Culver Puckett, age 62, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  Hazel loved her church, her family, cooking, hunting and fishing.   Survivors include ...

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Geraldine Carney Dorminey, 83, Dawsonville
Mrs. Geraldine Carney Dorminey, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.   Geraldine was a native and lifelong resident of ...

Gwinnett

Aimee Kasongo Omari, 50, Braselton
Aimee Kasongo Omari, age 50 of Braselton, GA died Friday, November 25, 2016. Funeral service will be held Sunday, December, 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. In ...

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Grady R. Nolan, 74, Demorest
Grady R. Nolan, age 74, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, November 25, 2016. Mr. Nolan was born on November 29, 1941 in Bastrop, Louisiana. He is precede ...

Hall

Nelson Bradford Haller, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Nelson Bradford Haller, age 84 years, a resident of Gainesville, Ga, and formerly of Belington, WV, departed this life Friday November 25th 2016 in the Ruby Memorial Hospi ...
Barry L. Laurent, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Barry L. Laurent age 54 of Gainesville, died Monday November 21, 2016. He was born in Flint, Michigan and had been a resident of the Gainesville area for many years. He was sel ...
Leland L. Pool, 86, Gainesville
Dr. ?Leland Leon Pool, age 86, passed on November 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Atlanta, he moved as a teenager to Winder where he met Betty, h ...
Dorothy Nell Whitmire, 88, Chicopee
Ms. Dorothy Nell Whitmire, age 88, of Chicopee passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.          Memorial services are scheduled for Monda ...

Jackson

Lydia Von Bargen, 75, Nicholson
Lydia Von Bargen, age 75, of Nicholson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Von Bargen was born July 15, 1941 in Demorest, Georgia to the late ...
John Charles Whitten, 62, Commerce
Mr. John Charles Whitten, age 62, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 25, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Whitten was born in Paintsville, KY to the late Jay Whitten, Sr. and He ...

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Martin Lee Tittle, 66, Cleveland
Martin Lee Tittle of Cleveland, Georgia (formerly of Ocala, Florida) passed peacefully in his home surrounded by family and his beloved dogs on November 25, 2016.  Martin was ...
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