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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 28th, 2016

Habersham

Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, 95, Batesville
Funeral services for Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, age 95 of the Batesville community of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2 PM from the Providence ...
Aida Viola Nix Jaworski, age 93 of Alto, took her Heavenly flight on December 28, 2016. Born in Blairsville, Georgia on March 31, 1923 she was a daughter of the late John Frank ...

Hall

Vivian Wade Clark, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Wade Clark, 75, of Gainesville, passed away December 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. M ...
William Charles Cole, 70, Gainesville
William Charles Cole age 70 of Gainesville passed away December 28, 2016. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Jackie Archer, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Jackie Archer, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late J. Willy and Margaret Baxter Lor ...

Stephens

Sarah Schlegel, 82, Toccoa
Sarah Schlegel, age 82, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Mrs. Schlegel was born on May 16, 1934 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was preceded in death ...

White

Dr. James Douglas Tanner Sr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 28th. Douglas, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Atlanta in 1930. The youngest of Roscoe ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.