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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 26th, 2016

Banks

Julia Wade Powell, 88, Lula
Julia Wade Powell, age 88 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born in Alto, Georgia on April 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late T.J. and Myrtle Poole Wade. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, Lawrenceville
John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016. Born January 8, 1958, Johnny was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lawren ...

Hall

Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, (also known as "Ronulese" and "Hercuron"), 59, of Gainesville died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia ...
Wanda Renee Lomax, 50, Gainesville
            Mrs. Wanda Renee Lomax, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence followin ...
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, 76, New Holland
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, age 76 of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be hel ...

Jackson

Richard Wayne Serra, 69, Braselton
Richard Wayne Serra, age 69, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Richard was a United States Army veteran.  He was retired from Bellsouth, Cingular Wireless ...
Joey Franklin Smith, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joey Franklin Smith, age 50 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...
Matthew Ryan Stockton, 29, Maysville
Matthew Ryan Stockton, age 29 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016.    Mr. Stockton was the son of Teresa Turpin Stockton and the late Ralph Stockto ...

Lumpkin

Robert Luther Ridley, 68, Dahlonega
Robert Luther Ridley, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Macon, GA. Robert was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. H ...

Stephens

Vickie Elaine Jamison, 45, Eastanollee
Miss Vickie Elaine Jamison, age 45 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Roy Jamison and Pat Lusk ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.