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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 22nd, 2017

Banks

Blakley Eugene Lewallen, 84, Macon, formerly of Banks County
Blakley Eugene Lewallen, age 84, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Whitfield Funer ...

Barrow

Kendall Darrell Wolf, 66, Auburn
Kendall Darrell Wolf, age 66, of Auburn passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Kenny was born September 14, 1950 in Lexington, Kentucky, the secon ...

Dawson

Joyce “Granny” Foster began her eternal life on January 19, 2017. She leaves family and friends here that she dearly loved and went to meet family and friends that h ...
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, Dawsonville
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on January 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. She is predecea ...
Eleanor H. King, 98, Dawsonville
Eleanor H. King, age 98 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  Services will be held at a later date. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ge ...

Forsyth

Stephen C. Bartley, 91, Cumming
On January 17, 2017, Stephen C. Bartley, 91, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by family. He led a long and successful life having served his country in the military, ...
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76, Cumming
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 16, 2017.  He was born on July 20, 1941, the son of the late Herschel Roney Bearden and Mary Lanete Baxter in A ...
Cumming, Ga. – Donald Anthony Cottongim, 82, died Monday evening, January 16, 2017.   He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Martha, three children, Dennis, Marian, ...
George R. Miller, 72, Cumming
George R. Miller, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Chicago, IL on January 30, 1944, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mae Kiss Miller. Mr ...
Richard John Sands, 87, Cumming
  Richard John Sands, 87 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday January 19, 2017. He was born in Medford, MA on July, 13, 1929 to John Anthony Sands and Eva Dolores Sa ...

Habersham

Tori Paige Dodd, 22, Clarkesville
Tori Paige Dodd, age 22 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online gue ...
Hesequiel Hernandez, 60, Cornelia
Hesequiel Hernandez, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Abasolo, Guanajuato on January 12, 1957, he was a son of the ...
Mozelle Nunnally Carlan, 94, Hollingsworth Community
Mozelle Nunnally Carlan, age 94, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mrs. Carlan was born on October 27, 1922, in Ban ...
Mary Justus Cross Franklin, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Justus Cross Franklin, age 95 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Kenn ...
Bess Duncan Hodkinson, 81, Clarkesville
Bess Duncan Hodkinson, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mrs. Hodkinson was born on March 2, 1935, in Fairburn, Georgia, ...
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, 52, Clarkesville
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 26, 1964 he was a son o ...
Arthur Joseph Wade, 78, Cornelia
Arthur Joseph Wade, age 78 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Habersham County on December 11, 1938, he was a son of the late Rever Wade and Maebelle T ...

Hall

Franklin “Frankie” Childers, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on January 20, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel o ...
John Little, 73, Oakwood
John Little, age 73 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Little will be buried at The Georgia National Ceme ...
Jennifer Anne Perry, 56, Gainesville
Jennifer Anne Perry, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer. She had lived in Hall County for the past 11 years, and work ...
Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at New Horizon Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral service are sche ...
Bobby Lee Brawner, 55, Gainesville
Bobby Lee Brawner , age 55 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on January 18, 2017.  Services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Michael "Mink" Jerome Davis, 65, Flowery Branch
Michael “Mink” Jerome Davis, 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on January 20, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the ch ...
Billy General Mealor, age 79 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence.    Born in Maysville, Georgia on April 28, 1937, he was a son of the ...
Martha Marie Marshall Mize, 82, Gainesville
A TIME TO BE BORN … Martha Marie Marshall Mize was born February 10, 1934.  She transitioned on January 13, 2017, after a short illness.  She was preceded in de ...
Aide Santamaria-Mojica, 38, Gainesville
Mrs. Aide Santamaria- Mojica age 38 of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following an extended illness. Mass is scheduled fo ...

Jackson

Elizabeth B. Stephenson, 89, Commerce
  Ms. Elizabeth B. Stephenson, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Abundant Living.  Ms. Stephenson was born in Commerce to the late Henry Gilbert ...
Geraldine Adams Lee, 84, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine Adams Lee, age 84 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Mrs. Lee was born in Jackso ...
Richard "Rick" Anthony Murphy, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 23, 2017  at L ...
Raymond F. Shapland, 85, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Raymond F. Shapland, age 85 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Shapland was born in Dwight, Illi ...
Johnny Cecil Swain, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Johnny Cecil Swain, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Mr. Swain was born in Commer ...

Lumpkin

John Abercrombie, 86, Dahlonega
John Abercrombie, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Tuesday January 18, 2017. Johnny was born on December 6, 1930 and was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
Betty Sue Rucker, 67, Dahlonega
Betty Sue Rucker, age 67, a long-time resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoy ...
Melvina Lou Barton, 72, Dahlonega
Graveside Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Sunday January 22, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery for Martha Melvina Lou Barton aka “Mickey”, age 72, of Dahlon ...

Other

Randall Allan “Randy” Atkins, 72 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on January 14, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1944 the son of the late Kelly Monroe Atkins and K ...
Helen J. Henry, 83, Murphy, NC
Helen J. Henry 83 of Murphy, NC passed Monday, January 16, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, ...
Christine C. Simmons, 87, Alpharetta
Christine C. Simmons, 87 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born in New Bern, NC on September 15, ...

Rabun

Linda Holcomb Gragg, 61, Tiger
  Linda Holcomb Gragg, age 61, of Tiger, GA, passed away on January 20, 2017, with her loved ones surrounding her when she went to be with the Lord. She was a loving Chr ...

Stephens

Thomas Joel Edwards, 45, Toccoa
Thomas Joel Edwards (Tommy), 45, of Toccoa Georgia died unexpectedly Monday January 9th, 2017 in Toccoa. A son of Gayle Anderson Edwards and the late Tom Edwards, he was born Se ...
Mr. Robert “Bob” Nelson Hurley, age 85 of 295 Davis Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. A son of the late Geor ...
Timothy Paul Pressley, 53, Toccoa
Timothy Paul Pressley   Mr. Timothy Paul Pressley age 53 of 4225 Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday January 19, 2017 at his residence.   A son of the Pe ...

White

Barbara Ann Brady, 74, Cleveland
Barbara Ann Brady was born February 14, 1943 and passed away on January 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Fr. John R. Griffith and her parents George and M ...
Easton Cain, 3, Cleveland
Easton Levi Cain, 3, beloved son, brother, grandson,and nephew, was called to his eternal resting place on January 17, 2017. He entered this world on November 14, 2013 at ...
George Thomas Warwick, 63, Cleveland
George Thomas Warwick, age 63, of Cleveland passed away Thursday January 19, 2017. Mr. Warwick was born in White County the son of the late Oscar B. and Marie Brown Warwick. &nb ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Martha Geraldine “Jeri” Westmoreland Bruner, age 78 of Sautee Nacoochee. Mrs. Bruner passed away Wednesd ...
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, 52, Cleveland
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, age 52 of Cleveland, was carried away by the angels to her heavenly home on Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017. Ms. Lewallen was born June 25, 1964 in Gai ...
Lillian Rann, 86, Cleveland
Lillian Rann, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, January 28, 2017 at The Chapel of Barrett F ...
June Sprouse, 66, Cleveland
June Sprouse, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Sprouse was born on October 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late   ...
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure
Jackson County commissioner Dwain Smith dies at age 74
The Nicholson man who represented District 4 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has died.
'Growing Pains' star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69
Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at age 69
Owner of Gold's, other department stores in Ga. and SC, dies at the age of 90
The man who owned and operated Gold's Department Store in downtown Cornelia for decades has passed away at the age of 90.
All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio