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Local Obits for Fri. May 6th, 2016

Habersham

John Roger Considine, 66, Clarkesville
John Roger Considine, age 66 of Clarkesville, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on May 6, 2016. John, one of six children born to Robert and Barbara Considine of A ...

Hall

Thurmond Allen Miller, 66, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Thurmon Allen Miller age 66 of Gainesville. Rev. Floyd Higdon and Re ...
Robert Joseph Tom, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Joseph Tom, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services will be announced at a later ...
Loy Watkins, 85, Gainesville
 Loy Watkins age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Friday May 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Dorothy Joyce Wheeler, 87, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Joyce Wheeler age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will offic ...

Jackson

Monroe Brady Tench, 71, Commerce
Monroe Brady Tench, age 71, of Commerce passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.  Monroe was an United States Army veteran.  He loved his family and his animals.  Survivors ...

Lumpkin

Sherman Head, 71, Dahlonega
    Head obit Amanda Jones <amanda@dahlonegafuneralhome.com>10:48 AM   news@jacobsmedia.net ...

Stephens

Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown   Mrs. Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown age 44 of 1260 Mountain View Road, Toccoa passed away Friday May 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.