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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 20th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Virginia Lee, 77, Maysville
Mildred Virginia Lee age 77 of Maysville passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Lee was born Sept. 4, 1938 in Alabama City, AL to the late Dewey &a ...

Dawson

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, Dawsonville
Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hicks was born February 5, 1952 t ...

Hall

Ruby L. Baker, 93, Gainesville
  Mrs. Ruby L. Baker age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Hope Memory Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Oliver Cantrell, 97, Gainesville
 Mr. Oliver Clifton Cantrell Jr. age 97 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral service ...
Wilfredo N. Hernandez, 53, Gainesville
Wilfredo N. Hernandez, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Emory Hospital.       Funeral mass will be held Friday, July ...

Jackson

Dwight David Cheek, 60, Hoschton
Dwight David Cheek, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Dwight worked for a number years in the construction industry as a carpenter, for the Town of Braselto ...
Hobert Walter Motes, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hobert Walter Motes, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  Mr. Motes was born in Talking ...
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