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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 19th, 2016

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Clifford Jones, 51, Statham
Clifford Jones, age 51, of Statham passed away Monday, December 19, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Tommy Baker, 47, Cumming
Tommy Baker, age 47, of Cumming passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Tommy was a wonderful man and a great husband. He loved his work with Fulton County, helping others, and pick ...
Joseph J. Gregory Jr., 59, Cumming
In Loving Memory of Dr. Joseph J. Gregory, Jr. September 2, 1957 - December 19, 2016. Dr. Joe Gregory left a lasting impression on the lives of many people in his lifetime. As a de ...
Rheba Carol Toll, 79, Cumming
In loving memory of Rheba Carol Toll 79, of Cumming, Georgia. Rheba passed away December 19, 2016. Visitation will be from 2-5pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Thursday Dec ...

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Thomas E. Alexander, 92, Mt. Airy
Thomas E. Alexander (Tom) age 92 of Fort Walton Beach, FL formerly of Mt. Airy passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 19, 2016. Over the last few months Tom was com ...
The Very Reverend Charles E. Mallard, Doctor of Ministry, Chaplain (Col), United States Army Retired, age 77, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Decemb ...

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Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 19, 2016 following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...
Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, of Flowery Branch, passed away December 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held on December 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Pa ...
Gladys Humphries McQueen, 106, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 21, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Gladys Humphries McQueen age 106 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kevin Holma ...
Lawrence Wasserman, 79, Oakwood
 Mr. Lawrence Wasserman, age 79 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.       &nbs ...

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Anita Vivian Guffin, 66, Alpharetta
Anita Vivian Guffin, age 66 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Westview C ...
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80, Augusta
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80 passed away Monday, Dec. 19 at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.  Robert had been a resident of the Ga. War Veterans nursing home, following an ...

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Jewell Weaver Scott, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Jewell Weaver Scott, age 81 of 1430 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Hilla ...
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
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.