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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 26th, 2016

Habersham

John Oscar Anderson, Jr., 87, Cornelia
  John Oscar Anderson, Jr., age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Cornelia, GA on September 16, 1928 to the late Rev. John ...
Paulino Fontanilla, 78, Alto
      Paulino Fontanilla, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016.   No Funeral Services will be held.   ...

Hall

Thomas Fowler, 75, Gainesville
Thomas D. Fowler, Jr., age 75, passed away at his residence on February 14, 2016 following a sudden illness.  He was survived by his beloved wife Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler who la ...
Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79 of Gainesville passed away March 16, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Pirkle was the daughter of the ...
Teresa Ann Smith, 62, Murrayville
Mrs. Teresa Ann Smith, age 62 of Murrayville. Teresa passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born in Hall County on October 4, 1953 to the late Clinton Hurley and Margie ...

Jackson

Linda Peppers Bishop, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Linda Peppers Bishop, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Ms. Bishop was born in Jeffer ...
Ruby M. Massey, 77, Jefferson
Mrs. Ruby M. Massey, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Ludie Clark Hi ...
Thomas Jeffrey “Jeff” Roberts age 60 of Maysville passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born November 2 ...
Jean Ross, 90, Hoschton
Jean Ross, age 90, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

White

Laverne Nix Davis, 80, Cleveland
Laverne Nix Davis, age 80, of Cleveland passed away Saturday March 26, 2016.  Mrs. Davis was born in White County the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ruth Pilgrim Dalton ...
Teresa Smith, 62, Murrayville
Alexander  Funeral Home announces the death of Teresa Smith, age 62 of Murrayville, who passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...
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