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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 27th, 2016

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Judith Horne Welch, 72, Winder
Judith Horne Welch, age 72, of Winder passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016.  She loved to work and help other people.  Survivors include her son John Wages, Jr. and wife Li ...

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David Richard England, 42, Clarkesville
David Richard England, age 42 and a resident of Habersham County passed away March 27, 2016.  Born on July 21, 1973 David was the son of Lorain Haney England.  He was ...
Angus Waldo (Wally) Sowell III, 70, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Angus Waldo ‘Wally” Sowell III, age 70 of Clarkesville. Mr. Sowell passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. ...

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Gerald Horace Gay, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Gerald Horace Gay age 78 of Gainesville Georgia died   on March 26,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extend illness.   Gerald, was born ...
Dorothy Belle House Marlowe, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Belle House Marlowe, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.     & ...
Randy Berlin Wike, 53, Gainesville
Randy Berlin Wike, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.  Mr. Wike was born on August 30, 1962 in G ...

Jackson

Kathy Waters, 64, Athens
Ms. Kathy Waters, age 64, of Athens, GA died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Ms. Waters was born in Commerce to the late Floyd and Dorothy Standridge Wate ...

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William Frank Adams, 91, Toccoa
Mr. William Frank Adams, age 91 of Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Samue ...

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Rev. Allen Ross Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Rev. Allen Ross Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Habersham Home. Rev. Palmer was born on June 8, 1922, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Marlin ...
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