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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 5th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Paul Kirton, 74, Dawsonville
Michael Paul Kirton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born January 1, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Britton &ldquo ...

Habersham

Fannie Francis Fortson Dooley was born June 12, 1936 to the late Ernest Fortson Sr. and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mount Airy, Georgia. She peacefully went home to be with the Lord ...
Virgil Lee “Tex” Ordner, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Hapeville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Ordner ...
Mary Carryl Pope Veal, 96, Demorest
Mary Carryl Pope Veal , age 96, of 504 Old Historic U.S. 441, Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 Mrs. Veal was born on September 8, 1919 in Sneads, Florida ...

Hall

Charlie J. Tanner, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie J. Tanner, 84 of Gainesville died Friday August 5, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Tanner was the son of the late James and Bell Satterfield Tanner.&nb ...
Barbara F. Coskery, 98, Lawrenceville, formerly Gainesville
Barbara F. Coskery, age 98 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the health care facility she resided in since February 2013. Memorial ...
Rodney Ian Dortch was born in Hempstead, NY on March 14 ,1966 to the late Mr. John Edward  Sr. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dortch. He entered into Paradise on ...
Dayron Hanes Murphy, 92, Gainesville
Dayron Hanes Murphy, age 92, of Gainesville went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden il ...
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr. 89, of Gainesville, passed away August 5, 2016. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, ...
Mrs. Evelyn Montgomery Smith passed away at home on August 4, 2016.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years Ralph E. Smith.  She is also survived by a son and ...

Jackson

Ernest Robert Gibson, Sr. age 69 of Commerce passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Northridge Medical Center.     Mr. Gibson was born March 28, 1947 in Clay ...
Lex Wesley Money, 8, Commerce
  Lex Wesley Money, 8, of Commerce went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday August 5, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Lex had lived in Habersham and Bank Counties for a nu ...
Jeffery B. Payne, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery B. Payne, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 5, 2016.  Mr. Payne was born in Athens, Georg ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emma Louise Hatchel Collier, age 95, of 353 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence,   A daughter of the late Jesse Gordon   ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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