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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Quinton Lord, 81, Cumming
Quinton Lord, age 81, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 15, 2016. Quinton was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Henry and Carrie Lord. Mr. Lor ...

Hall

Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, passed away in his home on the morning of July 15, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled Monday, July 18, 2016 at Memorial Park North at 10: ...
Donald Ray Atkins, 68, Gainesville
Donald Ray Atkins, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. ...
Aldine Komitsky, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Aldine Komitsky, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 20 ...
Jessie Hyde Mincey, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Jessie Hyde Mincey, age 74, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville, GA and a homemak ...

Jackson

Joan Elizabeth Akin, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Akin, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, July15, 2016. Mrs. Akin was born in Athens, Georgia, a ...

Lumpkin

Mary Fae Edmondson, 92, Dahlonega
Mary Fae Edmondson, 92 years young and a lifetime resident of Lumpkin County, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Charlie, on Friday, July 15,2016.  Mary Fae w ...

Stephens

Danny Ray Deforest, 68, Eastanollee
Mr. Danny Ray Deforest age 68 of 27 Infantry Drive, Eastanollee passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Gordon Elson and Freida Neeley Defores ...
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