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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 18th, 2016

Dawson

Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, Dawsonville
Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 18, 2016. Born January 23, 2000, he had been a resident of Dawson County for most of his life.  Tristen ...
Benjamin David “Ben” Haynes, 33, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. Born July 18, 1982 in Lexington, KY, he lived in Dawso ...

Habersham

James "Dick" Bethel, 93, Clarkesville
Mr. James “Dick” Bethel, age 93, of Clarkesville died Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Hi ...
Reba Burrell, 82, Demorest
Reba Elizabeth Ramsey Burrell, age 82 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her residence. Born in the Fairview Community of Demorest, ...
Martha Cargill Miller, 90, Clarkesville
Martha Cargill Miller, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born on June 21, 1925 ...

Hall

Larry Brock, 70, Oakwood
 Mr. Larry Brock age 70 of Oakwood passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Carol Jean Secoy Bagley, 82, Gainesville
Carol Jean Secoy Bagley, from Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening June 18th, 2016. After a long battle against Alzheimer’s Disease. Carol w ...
Mary Katherine Truluck, 75, Gainesville
Mary Katherine Truluck of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Saturday June 18, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Mond ...
Taylor Lee Waggoner, 22, Flowery Branch
Mr. Taylor Lee Waggoner, age 22, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, June. 18, 2016 at Northeast. Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones.     Funeral ...

Stephens

Jack Wakefield, 75, Toccoa
Mr. Jack Doyle Wakefield age 75 of Martin passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A son of the late Thomas J. and Ethel Bridges Wakefield, he wa ...
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