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Local Obits for Wed. May 25th, 2016

Habersham

Mama Jean Hulsey, 80, Mt. Airy
Mama Jean Hulsey, age 80, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mama Jean was born on July 10, 1935, i ...

Hall

Robert Joseph Pierce Sr., 85, Gainesville
Robert "Bob" Joseph Peirce,Sr.,85,of Gainesville,Ga. passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 @ Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Was born March 20, 1931, Tucson,Arizona. Mr. ...

Jackson

Lloyd McEver, 97, Talmo
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lloyd McEver, age 97, of Talmo, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Funeral arrangements are pending at this time ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Owen Chambers, 88, Dahlonega
Thomas Owen Chambers, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Thomas was born in Gainesville, GA ...

Other

Jessie Mae Finch, 94, Dothan, AL, formerly of north Georgia
Jessie Mae Finch, 94, a resident of Dothan, went to be with her Savior Wednesday May 25, 2016.   Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Friday May 27, 2016 in Central ...
Judy Boyd Smith, 58, White
Judy Boyd Smith, 58, of White, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Cartersville Medical Center. Born in Floyd County on August 2, 1957, she was the daughter of Joyce McMichen Boyd ...

Rabun

Edgar Roy Watts, 72, Lakemont
Edgar Roy Watts, 72, of Lakemont, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born November 27, 1943 in Rabun County and was the so ...
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