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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 16th, 2016

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Doris Iler Langley, 79, Winder
Doris Iler Langley, age 79, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
William Franklin Thigpen, age 83, of Auburn passed Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, Dawsonville
Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 13, 1973, he was a lifelong res ...

Forsyth

Geraldine Brown, 81, Cumming
Geraldine Brown, 81, of Cumming passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Frankie Bowman Nobles, 76, Cumming
Frankie Bowman Nobles, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Frank was a United States Navy Veteran. He was preceded ...
Sarah Frances (Boles) Tidwell, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was a beloved mother and grandmoth ...

Habersham

Ruth Frederick Downey, 75, Cornelia
Ruth Frederick Downey, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to expres ...

Hall

Cora Mae Crow, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Cora Mae Crow, of Gainesville, Passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ch ...
Robert Hugh Hawkins, Jr., 80, Clermont
Robert Hugh Hawkins Jr., age 80 passed away on July 16, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Robert (Bob) was a resident of Hall County where he was a carpenter/builder for ...
Pearlie Mae Williams, 79, Gainesville
Ms. Pearlie Mae Williams was born May 1, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late James and Annie Mae Williams.  She departed this life on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Willowood Nurs ...

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David Arnold Waldrop, 53, Bogart
David Arnold Waldrop, age 53, of Bogart passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
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