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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 12th, 2016

Dawson

Howard Cubberley, 68, Dawsonville
Howard Cubberley, 68, passed away of cancer Monday, September 12, 2016 at his home in Dawsonville, Georgia. Howard was born and grew up in Miami where he attended Palmetto High Sch ...

Forsyth

Ralph Lamar Hamby, 76, Cumming
Ralph Lamar Hamby, age 76, of Cumming passed away Monday, September 12, 2016.  A life-long resident of Forsyth County, he was a member and Deacon at Coal Mountain Baptist Chur ...
Louise Lallande Hoyt Minor, 91 of Marietta, GA passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Ross Memorial Health Care Center, Kennesaw, GA. She was a member of Roswell Presbyterian ...

Habersham

Thomas “Tommy” Lamar Thurman, age 50 of Mt. Airy passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 3, 1966, Tommy was the son of Mic ...
Ralph E. White, 95, Alto
Ralph E. White, age 95, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016.   Mr. White was born on December 1, 1920, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Hube ...

Hall

Col. Harold V. Kelley, Jr., 69, Gainesville
Col. Harold V. Kelley, Jr., 69, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016. He was born in Lawrenceville, GA on March 12, 1947 to Harold V. and Frances L. Kelley Sr. ...

Lumpkin

Michael (Brandon) Sullens, 29, Dahlonega
Michael “Brandon” Sullens, 29, Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on September 11, 2016. Brandon is preceded in death by his father, Michael Huey Nicholson and niece ...

Other

Wesley Brandon Roth, 34, Sandy Springs
Wesley Brandon Roth, age 34 of Sandy Springs, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016. Wes touched many people's lives with his generosity. His smile will live on forever in ...

Rabun

Douglas Foster, age 73, passed away Monday September 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 24, 1943 the son of the late Ira Frank and Blonie Lee Forester Foster. He was a ...
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