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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 13th, 2016

Dawson

Sally Myers, 55, Dawsonville
Sally Myers, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born July 18, 1960, Sally was a long time resident of Da ...
David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett, 27, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 23, 1988 in Canton, Georgia, h ...

Forsyth

Cathy Fitzpatrick, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  She attended River of Life Church of God. Cathy was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd Bishop ...

Habersham

Rhonda LaNá Freeman, 30, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Rhonda LaNá Freeman, age 30 of Mt. Airy will  be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Scot ...
Thomas Lee Owenby, Jr., 45, Mt. Airy
Thomas Lee Owenby, Jr., age 45 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on May 13, 1970, he was a son of Thomas Lee, Sr. and Judy La ...

Hall

Marie W. Harris, 78, Gillsville
Mrs. Marie W. Harris, age 78, of Gillsville died Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Harris was born in Gainesville to Azzie Lee Wilson Buffington of Gillsville and th ...
Lois Jeanette Williams, 85, Burgaw, NC, formerly Hall County
Mrs. Lois Jeanette Williams, 85, of Burgaw, NC and long-time resident of Hall County, GA, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016, following an extended illness.    ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Lawson Thomas, 56, Dahlonega
Nancy  Lawson Thomas, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Nancy was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, ...

Other

Jennie Marie Brown, 84, Ocala, FL
Mrs. Jennie Marie Brown, age 84 of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are s ...
Edward Banister Gurley, 67, Elberton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Banister Gurley, age 67 of Elberton, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson who entered into rest Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr ...

White

Charles Edward Garrett, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Garrett, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Toccoa to the late Heard and Irene Williams Garrett. &nb ...
Charles Edward Garrett, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Garrett, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Toccoa to the late Heard and Irene Williams Garrett. &nb ...
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.