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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 26th, 2016

Banks

James Maurice Meeks, 86, Maysville
Mr. James Maurice Meeks, age 86, of Maysville, GA died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Meeks was born in Vale, NC to the late W.E. and Ola Craven Meeks.  He ...

Gwinnett

Janet Renee O’Meara, 54, Dacula
Janet Renee O’Meara, age 54 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Sunday June 26, 2016. The family will receive friends Thursday June 30, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral ...

Habersham

  Jean Martha Pickens Swain, 95, of Baldwin, GA, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2016. Mrs. Swain was born June 30, 1920 ...

Hall

Jose Manuel Argueta, 43, Gainesville
Jose Manuel Argueta, age 43, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 after a brief illness. Visitation will be on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm at M ...
Richard Michael Fiorillo, 80, Gainesville
Richard Michael Fiorillo died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, from complications of pulmonary hypertension. Born October 23, 1935, in Boston, MA, “Dick" had a l ...
Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, 90, Gainesville
     Mrs. Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
David Kimberly King, 55, Gainesville
David Kimberly King, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016.  Mr. King was born June 19, 1961 in Buford to the late Glen and Jaynell Wills King. David lov ...
Kathy Croy Tench, 88, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kathy Croy Tench age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park fol ...

Lumpkin

Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, Dahlonega
Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, of Dahlonega, GA. passed away on June 26th, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Higgins, in 2002.  She is survived by her ...

Other

Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, Roswell
Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, of Roswell, GA passed peacefully on June 26, 2016.  Born in Bluefield, WVA on May 27, 1958, she was the daughter of Malcolm and Peggy Linkous and mov ...
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