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Local Obits for Mon. May 2nd, 2016

Habersham

Ella Lou Wade, 57, Alto
Ella Lou Wade, age 57 of Alto, passed away Monday, May 02, 2016.   Born on April 12, 1959 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Ruben and Louella Williams Kro ...
Conny H. Shirley, 85, Clarkesville
Conny H. Shirley, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. Mr. Shirley was born on April 18, 1931 in Rabun County, Georgia to the late Milford ...

Hall

Hazel Payne Lancaster, 81, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Payne Lancaster, age 81 of Gainesville, Georgia ( Belmont Community), who entered into rest Monday, May 2, 2016.  Mrs. Lan ...
           Mrs. Rachel Augusta Baker Smallwood, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at her residence followi ...
Joe Eddie Duke Duke, 67, Gainesville
            Mr. Joe Eddie Duke, age 67, a lifelong resident of Hall County, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 following ...
Delmus Harold Shelton, 67, Gainesville
Delmus Harold Shelton, age 67 of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday May 02, 2016. Mr. Shelton was the son of the late Landrum Harold and Ruth Ledford Shelton. He was preceded in ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Candace Emily Byers Simmons, age 40 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, May 2, 2016 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Geo ...
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