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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2016

Dawson

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, Dawsonville
Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 9, 2016. Born October 27, 1999 in South Charleston, West Virginia, she had lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Lemke Dirst, 74, Cumming
Stephanie Lemke Dirst. 74, of Cumming, GA died on November 9, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Springfield, Il she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred ...
Jerry A. Hughes, Cumming
Jerry A. Hughes left this world on November 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a long hard battle with cancer for 3 years. He never gave up that he would b ...
  Samuel Frederick Schlesinger, Jr, 85 of Cumming, GA (and formerly of East Point, GA) died on November 9, 2016.  His beloved wife, Kay predeceased him. Graveside s ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth C. Porras, 86, Dacula
Elizabeth C. Porras, age 86 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

Hall

Alvis Melvin Smith, 86, Alto
Alvis Melvin Smith, age 86 of Alto, passed away on November 9, 2016.  Per Mr. Smith’s request, no services will be held at this time. Online condolences can be made at w ...
Superman Timothy “Elijah” Smith, 4 years old, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...

Jackson

Deborah Kay Brake, 61, Commerce
  Deborah Kay Brake, age 61 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday November 09, 2016.   Mrs. Brake was the daughter of the late Morgan Whitlock and Ina Ruth Bra ...

Stephens

Mr. John Terrell “Snubbie” Griffin, age 89 of 435 Mulkey Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late John C. an ...
Mrs. Sarah Janie Hallford Morrow, age 89, of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa.    A daughter of the late ...

White

Sharron Ann Oliver Garrett, age 81.  Mrs. Garrett passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mrs. Garrett was born in Toccoa, Georgia to Vernon Estelle Holbrook and Lydia M ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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