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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 13th, 2016

Forsyth

James Hallfred (Hoy) Williams, 101, of Cumming, GA died on August 13, 2016. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late James and Maggie Williams.  Living in the West En ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Saggus Ballew, 87, Buford
Dorothy Saggus Ballew of Buford, GA passed away August 13, 2016.  She was the wife of Thomas M. Ballew and daughter of the late Marshall Oliver and Grace Saggus of Atlanta.&nb ...

Habersham

Dorothy Loudermilk Lathan, 87, Clarkesville
Dorothy Loudermilk Lathan, age 87 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 13, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Ge ...
Dock Lawrence, 68, Alto
Dock Lawrence, age 68 of the Hollingsworth Community in Alto, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Born in Baldwin, Georgia on June 7, 1948, he was a son of the late James Bus ...

Hall

Marvin T Tabor, 71, Gainesville
Marvin T Tabor, Jr. was born July 21, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Captain Marvin T. Tabor, Sr., US Air Force and Betty Jane Tabor. His struggle with ALS ended on August 13, ...

Jackson

Rev. Tom Early Watson, 52, Nicholson
Services for Rev. Tom Early Watson age 52 of Nicholson will be held Monday at 3 PM at Baptist Tabernacle Church, Nicholson. 

White

William E. Mooney, 90, Cleveland
William E. Mooney age 90, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Mr. Mooney was born in Chester, Pennsylvania the son of the late George and Dorothy Esrey Mo ...
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