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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2016

Habersham

William G. Crawford, 63, Cornelia
William G. “Speck” Crawford, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mr. Crawford was born on August 17, 1952 in Hall County, Georgia. He ...
Ray Tolbert, 80, Baldwin
Funeral services for Ray Tolbert, age 80, of Baldwin will be held  on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chad Parker and Rev. Tommy Sto ...

Hall

Bill Edmonds, 77, Gainesville
Bill Edmonds, age 77, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 following a brief illness. Bill was born in Stephens County, Ga to the late William Warren and Mary Le ...

Jackson

Jo Ann Short, 77, Commerce
Jo Ann Short, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday May 15, 2016.   Mrs. Short was the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Motley Brumfield and was the widow of H ...

Lumpkin

Ted Keen Flynt, 62, Dahlonega
Ted Keen Flynt, 62, of Dahlonega, Georgia, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on May 15th, 2016.  Ted is survived by his wife Judi of 34 years, daught ...
Kenneth Doyle Harkins, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Kenneth Doyle Harkins, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his residence. Born in White County on August 28, 1952 to parents George Byers and Mary Lee M ...
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