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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 29th, 2016

Habersham

Dorothy “Dot” Griffin Westmoreland, age 84, of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Mrs. Westmoreland was born May 6, 1931 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

Hall

Olga Markovich, 90, Gainesville
Olga Berezni Markovich, 90, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.   A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday March 4, 2016 in the McGill Scar ...
Sarah McGuigan, 56, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday March 4, 2016 at Cannan Baptist Church for Sarah Elaine McGuigan age 56 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ken Anderson, Rev. Spence Full ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertha Ruth Fuller Bailey, age 62 of 339 Old East Shoals Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. A daughter of ...
Henry Curtis Collins, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Henry Curtis Collins, age 83 of 289 Vickery Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Nolin and Ir ...

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Miles Leon Roberts, 66, Cumming
Miles Leon Roberts, age 66, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 29, 2016.  Miles was a true country entertainment man - outgoing and funny.  He was loved by his famil ...
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