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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

Banks

Edward “Ed” William James, age 76 of Alto, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 17, 1942 to the late Henry and Ruth Le ...

Barrow

Iris U. Johnson, 73, Auburn
Iris U. Johnson, age 73, of Auburn passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Cha ...
Hazel White, 88, Winder
  Hazel White, age 88, of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vic James White, and daughter, Shirley White ...

Dawson

Ethel Mae Odum, 100, Dawsonville
Ethel Mae Odum, 100, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 21, 2019 at Grandview Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born October 18, 1918 to the late Ed ...

Forsyth

Norma Thompson Pierce, 78, Cumming
Norma Thompson Pierce, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel ...
Joseph Nicholas Didio, 79, Cumming
Mr. Joseph Nicholas Didio 79, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 19, 2019. Joseph is predeceased in death by his son Philip DiDio. He is survived by his loving wife Marjo ...
Hugh Francis “Bud” Fitzpatrick of Cumming, GA passed away on February 18, 2019. Hugh was born on August 4, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA. Hugh is predeceased in death by ...
Ronald “Ronnie” Clarence Hambrick, age 71, longtime resident of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Ronnie was born in 1947, to the late Ollie and ...
H. E. Harrison, 83, Cumming
H. E. Harrison, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He loved trucking and worked for Florida Rock Tank Lines. He ...
Ralph E. Hause, Jr, 74, Cumming
Ralph E. Hause, Jr, age 74, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was preceded ...
John Walton Merck, 83, Cumming
John Walton Merck, age 83 of Cumming, formerly of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. Born on March 28, 1935 in Cornelia, he was a son of the late Walton Merck a ...
Linda Cloud Noles, 71, Cumming
Linda Cloud Noles, age 71, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019. Linda was a loving and devoted wife and mother and Casey and Clay’s Nana. She always put her ...
Dolores Elaine Fribus O’Hara left this earth on February 17, 2019 and entered her heavenly home after ninety-one years of life.  She was born to Richard Alfred and Sophi ...
Mrs. Mary Hallford Yearwood, age 84 of Phillips Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late George and Arlie Phillips Hallford ...

Gwinnett

John “Johnny” Wade Leaphart, 70, Lawrenceville
John “Johnny” Wade  Leaphart, age 70, of  Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella Louise G ...
Audrey Richardson, 83, Suwanee
Audrey Richardson, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She is survived by her children, Kim Avery, Dacula, GA, Crystal Denise Richardson, Stone Moun ...
Lou Ellen Richardson, 78, Buford
Lou Ellen Richardson, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband, Walter Joseph Richardson; parents, Otis and Louise Crisp; a ...
Nancy Mode Emerson, 74, Buford
Nancy Mode Emerson, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, February 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Helen Mode; brothers, Butch Mode and Tommy Mode ...
Jeffery Lynn Hoffman, 54, Sugar Hill
Jeffery Lynn Hoffman, age 54, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Ann Hoffman. He is survived by his wif ...
Stephanie Lynn Jones, 35, Auburn
Stephanie Lynn Jones, age 35, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary Lou and Horace Jones; great grandmothe ...

Habersham

Maureen Donohue, 73, Clarkesville
Maureen Donohue, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia and New York City, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, following a sudden illness. Ms. Don ...
Stanley Wayne Franklin, 58, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Stanley Wayne Franklin, age 58 of Mt. Airy, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Scott Ledbetter and Rev ...

Hall

Howard Turner Anderson, 88, Oakwood
Mr. Howard Turner Anderson age 88 of Oakwood passed away on Thursday February 21, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Bryan Keith Bryson, 56, Gainesville
Bryan Keith Bryson, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Keith was born on January 7, 1963, in Hiawassee, Georgia to Bryan and Sabra Palmer Bryson.&n ...
Deborah Ann Kahle, 70, Gainesville
      Ms. Deborah Ann Kahle, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.& ...
Martin K “Marty” Sanderson, 59, Flowery Branch
Martin K “Marty” Sanderson, age 59, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away February 17, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife Deborah Glass Sanderson. He is survi ...
Frank J. Shubert, 78, Gainesville
Frank J. Shubert, 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Frank was born February 26, 1940 and was a loving and devoted husband of 58 years, wh ...
Clifton Chamblee Strickland, 89, Gainesville
Clifton Chamblee Strickland, 89 of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Tiger, GA to the late William Daniel and Inez Chamblee Stri ...
Marjorie Vivian Arnold, 70, Flowery Branch
Marjorie Vivian Arnold, 70, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at her residence. The family will be holding a private memorial service. They would like to ...
Carrie Marie Lindsey Bryant, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Carrie Marie Lindsey Bryant, 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial Park Funer ...
Alice Milligan Clark, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Milligan Clark, 93, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Kinney will offici ...
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa, inf, Gainesville
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa infant son of Jason and Candice Dela Rosa went to his Heavenly Home on February 20, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday February 24, ...
Guillermo Sanchez Galindo, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Guillermo Sanchez Galindo age 73 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 22, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services a ...
Zena S. Gilbert, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Zena S. Gilbert, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at The Waterford at Oakwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mr ...
Thomas A.J. Gravitt, 74, Flowery Branch
Mr. Thomas A.J. Gravitt, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. Memoria ...
Mr. William "Bill" Walter Greene, Jr, age 91 passed away on February 17th.  A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on March 1st, 2019 at 3pm wi ...
J. C. "Jake" Guyton, 93, Gainesville
J.C. (Jake) Guyton, 93, of Gainesville passed away, Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Fe ...
Charlie Langford, 69, Gainesville
Charlie Langford age 69 of Gainesville, Georgia died on February 23, 2019 from a brief illness. Services will be held on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the First ...
Ann Louise Weatherly Michael, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Ann Louise Weatherly Michael age 93 of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Friday, February 22, 2019.   A native of Jack ...
Roy Lenard Miller, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Lenard Miller, age 80 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...
Billy Joe Smith, 81, Clermont
Billy Joe Smith, age 81 of Clermont, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, pastor and nursing staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Billy w ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Osburn, age 60, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2019 at La ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Terry “Tucker” Chester Barnett, age 60 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, February 18, 2019.  Mr. Ba ...
Taurus Antonio Carruth, 43, Commerce
Mr. Taurus Antonio Carruth, age 43, of Commerce, GA died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Carruth was born in Commerce to Jerry Carru ...
Sherry Lynn Garrett, 44, Nicholson
Mrs. Sherry Lynn Garrett, age 44, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Garrett was born in Commerce to Bonnie Greene Lott of Nic ...
Dr. James Markham, Jr., 76, Braselton
Dr. James Markham, Jr., age 76, of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at his residence in Braselton following an extended illness. A visitation will b ...
Joann Marlow, 85, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Joann Marlow, age 85 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 22, 2019.  Miss Marlow was born in Pendergra ...
Ross Meredith Robinson, 82, Braselton
Mr. Ross Meredith Robinson age 82 of Braselton, Ga passed away on Friday February 22, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.  Memorial services are scheduled ...

Lumpkin

Carol Ann Bowers, 72, passed away peacefully in her home on February 13, 2019.  A celebration of her life will be 4PM, Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Chapel of Dahloneg ...

Other

Robert F. Dick, 77, Barrington, IL
Robert F. Dick 77, of Barrington, IL passed away on February 19, 2019. Services will be held at a later date in his hometown. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...
Beverly Ann Castleberry Winsness, age 73, of Anderson County, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Rainey Hospice House following a brave fight with panc ...
Marjorie Van Morstein Fanning, age 98, of Atlanta, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Marjorie was born in 1920 to the late Herman and Mabel Van Morstein. M ...
J. Walter Lynch, 88, Athens
J. Walter Lynch, age 88, of Athens, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 after a short illness. Mr. Lynch was born on Friday, March 28th, 1930 in Cornelia, Georgia ...
Leroy Simmons, 80, Carrollton
Mr. Leroy Simmons, age 80, of Carrollton passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Tanner Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday ...
Roy I. Tallent, 93, Dunwoody
  Roy I. Tallent, age 93, of Dunwoody, GA passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Harris Tallent in 1983; parents, Henry Cly ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas Frank Alexander, age 92, of Brown Circle in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home. A son of the late George Washington Alexander and Rosa R ...
Estelle Marie Ramey Morris, loving mother of four children, passed away at the age of 92 on Friday February 22, 2019. Estelle was born in Oconee County, South Carolina on April ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93