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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 29th, 2016

Banks

Heyward Anthony Dodd, age 53, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, July 29, 2016 having victory over his six plus years battle with Cancer by going to his heavenly ...

Dawson

Myrtis M. Ray, 94, Dawsonville
Myrtis M. Ray, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born December 17, 1921 to the late Loland and Ethel D ...

Habersham

Mildred Catron Buntin, 94, Clarkesville
A Celebration of Life service will be held for Mildred Catron Bunting in Orlando, Florida at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home on August 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Mildr ...
Thomas Napoleon Fain, Jr., 85, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Thomas Napoleon Fain Jr. age 85 of Clarkesville. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am, Monday, August 1, 2016 i ...

Hall

Brenda Sue Allison, 68, Gainesville
Ms. Brenda Sue Allison age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.         &nb ...
Nancy Marell Childers, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Marell Childers age 86 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 29, 2016 at Northridge Nursing Home following an extended illness.           & ...
Ulyses Cuyler, 79, Gainesville
 Mr. Ulyses Cuyler, 79, was born September 08, 1936 and was educated in Laurens, County, Georgia.  Retiring from the construction industry as a Pipefitter in Detroit, Mic ...
Aline Jacklyn Hall Grant, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Aline Jacklyn Hall Grant, age 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville, GA and of the Baptist Faith. She was a w ...
Phillip Eugene Malterer, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Phillip Eugene Malterer age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 29, 2016 at the residence of his daughter following an extended illness.         & ...
Esther Elizabeth Staton, 93, Flowery Branch
Esther Elizabeth Staton, age 93, of Flowery Branch passed to her rest on Friday, July 29, 2016.   Private Family Services will be held.   Esther was born in B ...

Jackson

Donna Kay Cagle, 46, Maysville
Ms. Donna Kay Cagle, age 46 of Maysville, GA, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services as scheduled for Monday, August ...
Rafael Leonidas Perez, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rafael Leonidas Perez, age 83, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, July 29, 2016.  Mr. Perez was born in Santiag ...

Lumpkin

Billy Ray Knight, 68, Dahlonega
  Billy Ray Knight, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on July 29, 2016. Billy was the son of the late Asbury and Flo Knight. Billy is survived by his form ...

Other

Lonzo E. Evans, 86, Bogart
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lonzo E. Evans, age 86 of Bogart, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 29, 2016.  Mr. Evans was born in Homer, Georgia a so ...

White

Victor Maurice Echols, 79, Cleveland
Victor Maurice Echols, 79, departed this this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, as a born- again Christian and long- time member of First Baptist Church of Kennesaw. He has enter ...
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