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Azzie Lee Cole, 87, Winder
    Azzie Lee Cole, age 87, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.   Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawso ...

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Avis Craig Conner, 85, Cumming
Avis Craig Conner, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community in Cumming, Georgia, after a long struggle with Alzheimer&r ...
Glenn Francis Connors, 77, Cumming
Glenn Francis Connors, age 77 of Cumming, formerly of Warwick, NY,  passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Beth Connors; sons, Glenn Connors, Se ...
Henry Dewitt Martin, 76, Cumming
Henry Dewitt Martin, age 76, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.  Mr. Martin was first and foremost a God-fearing man, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfathe ...
Chloe Okelo, 21, Cumming
On Sunday May 22, 2016 heaven received their new life of the party, because the world's spunkiest angel returned to her heavenly home after an adventurous and abundant life. He ...
Noah W. Stapler, 86, Cumming
Noah W. Stapler, age 86 of Cumming, originally of Ocee Community, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, June 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm at home surrounded by family. Noah loved gardeni ...

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Louise Gerrin Acrey, 86, Cornelia
Louise Gerrin Acrey, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Acrey was born on May 31, 1930, in Habe ...

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Larry Ellis, 68, Flowery Branch
 Mr. Larry Ellis, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.      Funeral serv ...
Mr. Walter Eugene Thrailkill, 49 , of Lula died Thursday June 2, 2106 at his residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Littl ...

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Dr. James Harold Mason, Jr., 75, of Atlanta and Tifton, GA and Denver and Steamboat Springs, CO, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Dr. ...
Leroy Leonard Edwards, 85, Athens
Mr. Leroy Leonard Edwards, age 85, of Athens, GA died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, IPU.  Mr. Edwards was born in Commerce to the late Oris and Margia Thurmond Ed ...

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Mary Elaine "Lainie" Johnson, age 62, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on June 1st 2016 after a short but intense experience with pancreatic cancer.  Lain ...
Terry Anthony Sutton, 56, Danielsville, formerly of Cleveland
Terry Anthony Sutton age 56, of Danielsville formerly of Cleveland passed away Thursday June 2, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County October 28, 1959 the son of J ...
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