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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 18th, 2015

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 Mr. Clayton Smith “Smitty” Anderson, age 87 of Winder, Georgia died April 14, 2015.  A Native of Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of the late Sanford Guss a ...
Oliver "Pete" Swords, 87, Winder
Mr. Oliver “Pete” Swords, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Army, The United States Air ...
Runelle 'Nell' Young, 75, Winder
   Mrs. Runelle “Nell” Young, age 75, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 15, 2015.  A native of Monroe, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Hurs ...

Forsyth

Howard Edward Dale, 71, Cumming
Howard Edward Dale, 71, of Cumming passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness. Mr. Dale was born on July 31, 1943 in Gainesville to th ...
Frank Elbert Dills, 79, Cumming
Frank Elbert Dills, age 79, of Forsyth County, passed away April  13, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Hazel Dills; parents, Fred and Lonia Dills; ...
Frank Elbert Dills, 79, Cumming
Frank Elbert Dills, age 79, of Forsyth County, passed away April  13, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Hazel Dills; parents, Fred and Lonia Dills; ...
Matthew Hughes, 44, Cumming
Matthew Hughes , age 44 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen and Loy Whitt, Newman and Olure Hughes.   He is ...
Michael Kelly, 78, Cumming
Michael Kelly, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on April 12, 2015. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Born in New York City, Mike went to Good Shepard grammar scho ...
Joyce Brooks Summers, 84, Cumming
Joyce Brooks Summers, age 84 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015.  She was an avid Braves Baseball fan, loved her Lord, and her Church and her family. ...
Elizabeth Valiando, 73, Griffin
Elizabeth Valiando 73 of Griffin, Ga passed away on April 16, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumm ...
Johnny Vaughan, 69, Punto Gorda, FL., formerly of Cumming
Johnny Vaughan, age 69 of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by  his mother, Helen Vaughan; father, J. C ...

Gwinnett

Joe M. Jenkins, 73, Dacula
Joe M. Jenkins, age 73 of Dacula, GA died Sunday, April 12, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. The family ...
Mrs. Eurdyce Montgomery Kirk, age 98, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Kirk, and daughter, Elizabeth ...

Habersham

Helen Ruth Kimsey, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Helen Ruth Kimsey, age 85 of Clarksville will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville with Rev. Furma ...
Carrie Ledford Black, 77, Demorest
Carrie “Carol” Ledford Black, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015. Mrs. Ledford was born on July 30, 1937 in Clayto ...
Richard E. Dunn, 89, Clarkesville
Richard E. Dunn, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, April13, 2015 at a local area hospital.   Mr. Dunn was born on April 28, 1925 in Swanzey, NH. to ...
Eunice Florence Hummel Neu, 85, Clarkesville
Mrs. Eunice Florence Hummel Neu, age 85, of Clarkesville passed away April 13, 2015. Born April 28, 1929, Mrs. Neu was the daughter of the late Charlie and Esther Hummel. In ...
Tommy Gene Trimiar, 60, Cornelia
Tommy Gene Trimiar, age 60 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.   Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 15, 1954, he was a son o ...

Hall

Michael Culberson, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Michael Culberson, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satur ...
Ruby Roberts Edge, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Roberts Edge age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday April 17, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday April 18, 2015 at the funeral home, and again on Sun ...
Randy Harold Gowan, 52, Clermont
Randy Harold Gowan age 52 of Clermont passed away April 15, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral ...
Leon Hester, 68, Gillsville
Mr. Leon Hester , age 68 of Gillsville, Georgia passed April 15, 2015. Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home Roger Young, Funeral Director 770-535-8189
Charles Alfred Hughes, 90, Murrayville
Charles Alfred Hughes, age 90 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. He was born April 17, 1924 in Niles, Ohio. He was a member of the Greatest generation ...
Jack Imhof, 85, Gainesville
        “Jack” Imhof, 85, died on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in his WillowBrooke Court residence at Lanier Village Estates, Gain ...
Clarence Owens, 88, Flowery Branch
Clarence Owens, age 88, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Mildred Dill Owens; daughter and son-i ...
Paul Miller Sack, 78, Gainesville
Paul Miller Sack, 78, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville

Jackson

Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, 71, Jefferson
Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, age 71, of Jefferson passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Mr. Bradshaw loved his family and gospel music.  He was survived by his son Stanley Bradsh ...
James Lee 'Tip' Flesher, 77, Hoschton
James Lee "Tip" Flesher , age  77, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away on April 14, 2015. He was born Ellwood City, PA in July 6, 1937. Mr. Flesher retired from Case In ...
Sara Roberts, 90, Braselton
Sara Lord Roberts, age 90, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce ...

Lumpkin

Opla Beaver, 79, Dahlonega
Opal Mincey Beaver, 79, of Lilburn and Dahlonega passed away Monday April 13, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital following a period of declining health. Opal was born April 7, 1936 in Lu ...
Charles Lewis, 3, Dahlonega
Charles James Lewis, age 3, of Dahlonega, GA passed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by great-grandfather, Charles Rowe and great-gr ...
Barbara Lisa Ledford Reinshagen, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday April 18, 2015.  A Celebration of life will be held at 11 am Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Chapel ...
R.B. Upton, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. R.B. Upton, age 73 of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was a former resident of Baldwin, Florida and has lived ...

Other

Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72 of Johns Creek, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 17, 2015.  A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.  Ar ...
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72 of Johns Creek, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 17, 2015.  A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.  Ar ...

Rabun

James Franklin Cathey II, Mountain City
       James Franklin Cathey II passed away peacefully at his home in Mountain City, Georgia on Tuesday, April 14.  Mr. Cathey had fought cancer fo ...
Ray Page, 88, Clayton
Ray Page, 89, of Clayton, GA, passed away at his residence April 16, 2015. Ray was born in Rabun County, and was the son of the late Henry Miles Page and Fannie Turpin Page. He ...

Stephens

Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr, 63, Forest Park formerly of Toccoa
Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr., 63, of Forest Park, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 31, 2015, at Landings Care Assisted Living Home in Griffin, Georgia.   Mr. Baker&nb ...
Travis Wayne Banks, 58, Toccoa
Mr. Travis Wayne Banks, age 58 of 118 Merritts Circle, Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.             A ...

Union

Lillian Cain, 91, Suches
Mrs. Lillian Gladys Cain, age, 91, of Suches, GA passed away Thursday April 16, 2015 following an extended illness. Lillian was a lifelong resident of Suches and was a member of ...

White

Paul Ricky Simpson, 55, Cleveland
Paul Ricky Simpson, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his residence.   Mr. Simpson was born on June 21, 1959, in Anderson, South Carolina, to ...
James Lester Thompson, 77, Cleveland
James Lester Thompson, 77, of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.          ...
Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tues...
Richard Dysart, who starred in 'L.A. Law,' dies at 86
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Dysart, a veteran stage and screen actor who played senior partner Leland McKenzie in the long-running TV courtroom drama "L.A. Law," has died after a long illness. He was 8...
Actor Geoffrey Lewis, father to Juliette Lewis, dies at 79
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lew...
Dr. Larry Morris, a founding member of Longstreet Clinic, dies
One of the founding members of the Longstreet Clinic, Dr. Larry Allen Morris, has died at the age of 80.
Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prolific character actor James Best, best known for playing the giggling and inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard," has died. He was 88.His wife of 29 years, D...
Former Hall Co. Solicitor Smith dies at 78
Douglas E. Smith, a former Hall County Court Solicitor who practiced law for more than 35 years in Gainesville, has died.
Nath Hayes: Gainesville businessman, community volunteer dies
A Gainesville man, active in a number of local organizations from the Jaycees to the Salvation Army, has died.