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Thomas Hiram Gaines, 49, Winder
Thomas Hiram Gaines, age 49 of Winder, GA died Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Christy Gaines, Winder; children, Shawn Salter, ...

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Cary Mustaki, 73, Cumming
Cary Mustaki, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Cary was born in 1943, to the late Peter and Mae Cary Mustaki. He was a veteran of the United States Ar ...

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Richard Broner, 58, Cornelia
James Richard Broner, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 18, 1958, he was a son of the late Frank and Mar ...
Vivian “Pat” McGraw Morrison, age 73, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. Morrison ...
Susie Mae "Sue" Mann O'Kelley, 96, Clarkesville
Susie Mae “Sue” Mann O’Kelley, age 96 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 16, 2016.   Born in Danielsville, Georgia on Octo ...
Claudia Jeannie Autry Rafinski, age 68 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. An online guest registry is available at www.hillsid ...
Brenda Ramey Waters, 69, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Brenda Ramsey Waters, age 69 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Clarkesville United Methodist Church.  Rev. Brian ...

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Susan Lynn Allison, 60, Gainesville
Miss Susan Lynn Allison, 60 of Gainesville died Friday December 16, 2016 at Mountain Lake Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Hall County, Miss Allison was the daughter of the la ...
Patty Turner Funk, 85, Clermont
Patty Turner Funk, age 85, of Clermont passed away Sunday, December 16, 2016 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Funk was born April 5, 1931 in Clermont, Georgia to the late R.L. a ...
Deborah Elaine Harkins, 59, Gainesville
Deborah “Debo” Elaine Harkins, 59, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Monroe Georgia on May 16, 195 ...
Ella Jean Young Stowe, 82, Gillsville
   Mrs. Ella Jean Young Stowe, age 82 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  &nb ...

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James “Paul” Burton, 91, Dahlonega
James “Paul” Burton, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday December 16, 2016. Paul was born in Clarkesville, GA on February 21, 1925; moving to Dahlonega in ...
Joshua Keith Wallace, 33, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joshua Keith Wallace, age 33 of Dahlonega. Josh passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Funeral services are schedu ...

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Billy Garnett Davis, 79, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Garnett Davis age 79 of Toccoa went to his heavenly home following an extended illness on December 16, 2016.   A son of the late Garnett and Annie Bell Murphy Davi ...
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