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Local Obits for Tue. May 31st, 2016

Banks

Richard E. Garner, 80, Homer
   Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday June 3, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Richard Edwin Garner, age 80 of Homer. The Rev. Jim McClendo ...

Barrow

David John Miller, 55, Sioux City, Iowa and Winder, Ga
David John Miller, age 55, of Sioux City, Iowa and Winder passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...

Forsyth

Roy Brice Caine, Sr, 91, Cumming
Roy Brice Caine, Sr., age 91 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Roy was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he ser ...

Habersham

Ovelean Ayers Moody, 69, Cornelia
Ovelean Ayers Moody, age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Moody was born on July 1, 1946, in Steph ...
Mary Euna Lou “Cissie” Wiley Wade, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Mrs. Wade was born on August 5, 1928 in Alto, Georgia. She was p ...

Hall

Mary Dean Wilson Gooch, 91, Gainesville
Mary Dean Wilson Gooch, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 4:00p ...
Charles 'Charlie' Thomas Housewright, 71, Flowery Branch, formerly of Kingsport, TN
Charles "Charlie" Thomas Housewright, age 71, of Flowery Branch and formerly Kingsport, TN passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Kathy A ...
Joan Diane Knight, Gainesville
A memorial service is scheduled for Joan Diane Knight for Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Joan passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2016. ...
Ronald William Maurice, 66, Gainesville
Ronald William Maurice, age 66, of Gainesville, GA,  died May 27, 2016. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. McDonald & Son Funeral Home in C ...
Mr. Gerald Maurice Reed, 73 of Lula died Monday May 30, 2016 at his residence.   A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Reed was the son of the late Joseph and Gra ...

Jackson

Gary Olen Cooper, 67, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gary Olen Cooper, age 67 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Mr. Cooper was born in Pendergrass ...
Otis Lee Gipson, 74, Jefferson
Otis Lee Gipson, age 74, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Otis loved flea markets, antiques and fishing.  He was a loving, hard working husband and father ...
Tommy Dean Pafford, 57, Commerce
Tommy Dean Pafford, age 57 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday May 31, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Pafford was the son of Geneva Gandy Pafford of Maysville, GA and the ...

Lumpkin

James "Richard" Biggs, 62, Dahlonega
James “Richard” Biggs, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on May 31, 2016. Richard was the son of the late Lenard and Madge Elkins Biggs and was also preceded in d ...

Other

David Gordon Paul, 54, Athens
David Gordon Paul, age 54, of Athens passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  A memorial service will be arranged at a later date.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, ...

Stephens

Vernon Alvus Smith, 102, Toccoa
Mr. Vernon Alvus Smith, age 102 of 349 Hospital Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Clary Care Center. A son of the late Clarence and Nellie Unruh Sm ...
Mrs. Sarah Nell Verner Stowe, age 77 of 28 Ranger Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Griff and Jessie Taylor Verne ...

White

William "Bill" Jackson, 82, Cleveland
Mr. William “Bill” Jackson age 82, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Jackson was born January 27, 1934, in Cleveland, GA, t ...
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