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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 5th, 2016

Barrow

Frances J. Walden, 91, Winder
Mrs. Frances J. Walden, age 91, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 5, 2016.  A Native of Barrow County, Mrs. Walden was a Daughter of the late Samuel H. and Mary&nb ...

Dawson

Sue Styles Bailey, 75, Dawsonville
Sue Styles Bailey, of Dawsonville passed away on Monday September 5, 2016 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Sue was born on December 8, 1940 in Dawson County, Georgia an ...

Forsyth

Jeane Hall Callaway, 75, Cumming
Jeane Hall Callaway, 75, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Gracemont Assisted Living, Cumming, GA.  She was a school teacher for 20 plus years and tau ...
Robert Dean Forsee, 81, Cumming
Devoted son, brother, husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Robert Dean Forsee passed away Monday September 5th in his home peacefully after a ten year battle ...
Edna Elaine McArdle, 76, Cumming
Edna Elaine McArdle passed away Monday the fifth of September, 2016.  Edna was born in Hickory NC, January ninth, 1940 to Ransom and Lula Hudson.  The second youngest of ...

Habersham

Phyllis Sutton Drury, 75, Clarkesville
Phyllis Sutton Drury, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, 2016, following an extended illness. No formal services are planned at t ...
Robert Gene Eller, 76, Demorest
Memorial services for Gene Eller, age 76 of Demorest will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM from Good News Baptist Church with Rev. Austin Kelley officiating.&n ...

Hall

Tommy Lanier Dunagan, 68, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. September 9, 2016 at Central Baptist Church for Tommy Lanier Dunagan, age 68 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will officiate. The ...
Elizabeth “Betty” Virginia Gravenhorst, 94, of Gainesville GA, passed away September 5, 2016. Betty was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. ...

Jackson

Marie Louise Bennett, 85, Hoschton
Marie Louise Bennett, age 85, of Hoschton passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. Survivors include her husband Billy Bennett; sons Wayne Alan Bennett and wife Cheri, William J ...

Rabun

Janet Ruth Turner, 75, Wiley
Janet Ruth Ramey Turner, age 75, of Wiley, Ga. passed away peacefully at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born August 11, 1941 the daughter of the late Cha ...

White

Aubrey Papa, 1, Cleveland
Aubrey Papa, age 1 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016. Aubrey was born on October 27, 2014 to Justin Papa and Alexandrea Mumper.  Aubrey was a very beau ...
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