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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2016

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Mrs. Donna Maddox Wilkerson, age 63, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 28,2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilkerson was preceded by her father, Harold Maddox. She was a re ...

Forsyth

Jovena Palayon-Dimangondayao was born on March 2, 1930 and born to eternal life on August 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Manuel Jr., her husband Manuel and granddau ...

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Alice Smith Chapman, age 84, of Alto, Georgia, passed away, Sunday, August 28, 2016. Mrs. Chapman was born on September 18, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia. She was preceded i ...
Jeri Parker Orrell, 73, Cornelia
  Ms. Jeri Parker Orrell, age 73 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Lula Georgia on August 16, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and ...
Birdell Blalock Wade, age 90 of Alto passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Habersham County on May 28, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buren and Mahala Nix ...

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Susan A. Clark, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Susan A. Clark, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital – Atlanta. A Private Memorial Service will be held by the family. ...
Carrol Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Mavis went home to heaven on Aug. 28. He was born in Sisseton, SD on March 14, 1926 to the late Chester & Geneva Mavis. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, ...
Carrol Anderson Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Anderson Mavis, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  Services will be announced at a later date by Memo ...
Earl Carlton Palmer, 76, Gainesville
  Mr. Earl Carlton Palmer, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Elizabeth (Beth) Thomasson Procter passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born January 5, 1953 in Carrollton, Georgia to Libby and Frank Thomasson of Carrollton. She ...

Jackson

Gary Lee Bell, Sr.,, 74, Jefferson
Gary Lee Bell, Sr., age 74, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Ethel Bell; son Gary Lee Bell, Jr. and wife Janet; daughters Lyn Raga ...
Mrs. Martha “Mott” Ann Haynes Gary, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Gary was born in Brookton, GA to the late Alfred ...
Shirley Jo Sweat, 76, Braselton
Shirley Jo Sweat, age 76, of Braselton passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was member of Center Union Baptist ...

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Mrs. Dorothy Ridings Bedsole, age 86 of 281 Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice, Watkinsville, Georgia. A daughter of the ...
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