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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2016

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Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her  home on November 4, 2016.  A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she ...

Dawson

Benny R. Roberts, 73, Dawsonville
Benny R. Roberts, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 28, 1943 in Hall County to the late Otis and ...

Forsyth

Roy Ludon Rockmore, 76, Cumming
Roy Ludon Rockmore, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.  He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon since 1979. He lo ...

Habersham

Virginia Iola Justus Jiles Sextro Ivester, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away peacefully at Habersham Home East, Habersham Medical Center, Demorest, GA on November 2, 2016. Vi ...

Hall

Lola Ann Marie Ledford, 40, Gainesville
Lola Ann Marie Ledford age 40 of Gainesville passed away Friday November 4, 2016. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91 of Gainesville. Rev. Jeff Worley and R ...
Thomas Charles Adams, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Charles Adams age 84 of Gainesville passed away on Friday November 04, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Graveside services are sche ...
Clayton Lamar (Clay) Crowe, 38, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday November 08, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend R ...
Robert Lanier Ferguson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lanier Ferguson age 69 passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence from an extended illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Ralph Fer ...
Harold Jackson Latimer, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer, age 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 04, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Harold Jackson Latimer III, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer III, also known as “Boo” passed away on November 4, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 29th, 1974 Mr. Latimer was a wonderful and ente ...
Bobby “Bob” Allen Painter, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on November 4, 2016.  Funeral service will be held on Monday November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gain ...

Jackson

Mary Lou Barnett, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Lou Barnett, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Barnett was born in Nicholson to the late Leonard and Myrtle Pace Sanders ...

Lumpkin

Nellie Mae Hope, 68, Dahlonega
  Nellie Mae Hope, age 68, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday November 4, 2016. Nellie was born on June 30, 1948 in Dahlonega, GA.  She was ...

Other

Peggy Elizabeth Collins, 73, Danielsville
Mrs. Peggy Elizabeth Collins, age 73, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Collins was born in Maysville ...
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