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Local Obits for Sat. May 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Irma Jeanne Emerson Heckman, age 71, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016.  She was a member of the Forsyth County Ladies League (FCLL), Southern Women in Motion (SWI ...

Gwinnett

Jack W. Smith, 90, Lawrenceville
Jack W. Smith, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, May 14, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Dani ...

Hall

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9(KJV) Earnest Eugene “Gene” Earls, Sr. began his earthly journey October 3, ...
James Thomas Minton, 91, Gainesville
James Thomas Minton, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emmie Mildred King Elrod, age 95 of 33 Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late R ...

White

Dan W. Thomas, 79, Cleveland
Dan W. Thomas, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Thomas was born March 1, 1937 in Thomasville, GA to the late Henry and Ruby Vo ...
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