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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 19th, 2016

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Wiley Brown, 53, Buford
Elizabeth “Beth” Wiley Brown, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Wiley; grandparents, Jay an ...
Meldagonde H. Giles, 87, Buford
Meldagonde H. Giles, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on March 19, 2016. Mrs. Giles passed away peacefully in her sleep at Silverleaf Nursing Home. Mrs. Giles was born in Marseill ...

Hall

Mattie Mae Williams Borders, 76, Gainesville
Mattie Mae Williams Borders was born on October 11, 1939 in Flowery Branch, GA.  She was the daughter of the late Luther Williams and Mattie Mae Williams.  She was raised ...
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 24, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph James “Jody” Edmonds age 33 of Braselton. The Rev. Mik ...
Robert Edward Love, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Edward Love, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services are scheduled at this time.&nb ...

Jackson

Richard Lamar Collins, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard Lamar Collins, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 19, 2016.  Mr. Collins was born in Athe ...
Mr. E.L. “Joe” Helton, age 79 of Ila died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mr. Helton was born in Gainesville to the late, John Andrew and Beulah ...
George Edward Wyatt, Sr., age 92 of Homer, passed away at his son's home in Homer.  Mr. Wyatt was born in Battery Park, VA January18, 1924 to the late Guy Smith & Mar ...

Lumpkin

Austin Corey Ash, 23, Dahlonega
Austin Corey Ash went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2016, he was born with Myotonic Dystrophy on March 21, 1992 and has fought these 24 years to live a life that brought joy to ...

Stephens

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Robert Curtis, age 33 of 121 Forest Brook Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   ...
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