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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 21st, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Ernestine, “Tina” Tankersley, 98, of Homer, Georgia passed away September 18, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wedn ...

Barrow

Frank D. Childress, 63, Auburn
  Frank D. Childress, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Childress; and mother, Beulah Rhoden ...

Dawson

Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1936 in Sw ...

Forsyth

Howard Ashley Batchelor, age 47, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  Howard was born in High Wycombe, England and moved with his family to Roswell, Georgia w ...
Dot Bennett, 83, Cumming
Dot Bennett, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017.  Dot was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Bennett; ...
Dolores (Dee) Hursey, 87, Cumming
Dolores (Dee) Hursey, age 87, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Hursey and daughter, Diane (Dodi) Sams. Survivors include ...
Civil Engineer, Loving Husband, Great Dad, Harry "Pete" Jones, began his journey to be with The Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He leaves behind his loving wife of ...
Richard L. Knight, 70, Cumming
Richard L. Knight, 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017.  A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Vietnam and a member of VFW Po ...
Robert Lee McGeehen, Jr., age 47, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017.  Robert was a Veteran of the United States Marines, a professional photographer and s ...
Victoria Vizueth, inf, Cumming
Infant Victoria Vizueth 1 day old passed away on September 18, 2017. Visitation will be on September 21, 2017 from 12pm - 1pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral s ...

Gwinnett

David Ross Beaver, 67, Sugar Hill
  Mr. David Ross Beaver, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife, Patricia Norris Beaver, Sugar Hill, GA; ch ...
Robert Wayne Galloway, 66, Sugar Hill
Robert Wayne Galloway, age 66, of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept ...
William Jacob “Will” Oesterreich, age 30, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Saturday, September 16, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at ...
Robert Van Stanford, 87, Lilburn
  Robert Van Stanford, 87, of Lilburn, GA passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017.  Mr. Stanford was born in Atlanta, GA, the eldest of 4, to William and Celeste ...
Billy Daniel Turner, 79, Dacula
Mr. Billy Daniel Turner, 79, of Dacula, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born on December 21, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late James Leste ...

Habersham

Michael Adam Hicks, 37, Mt. Airy
  Michael Adam Hicks, age 37 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on June 3, 1980, Mr. Hicks was a 1998 graduate of Habe ...
Mark Stephen Hunter, 50, Cornelia
Mark Stephen Hunter, age 50, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Mr. Hunter was born on January 16, 1967, in Toccoa, Georgia. He was a son of David ...
Rev. Grover Garrison Murphy, age 82 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his residence. Born in Hall County, Georgia on April 27, 1935, he was a son of the late G ...
Ella Mae Stamey, 77, Demorest
Ella Mae Stamey, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Mrs. Stamey was born on February 16, 1940, in Clayton, Georgia; a daughter of the late ...
Ohlen O’Neal “Bo” Miller, age 67 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. ...
Carolyn Diehl Tomlin Newlon, 73, took her Heavenly flight to be with the Lord, September 15,2017. Carolyn was born January 25, 1944 in Sanford, FL to Ralph and Una Deihl. She wa ...
Jeanette Broeker Pickle, 78, Mt. Airy
Jeanette Broeker Pickle, 78, woke up in the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday September 10, 2017, at approximately 12:30PM. She will be dearly missed by her Knight in Shini ...
Donnie Seay, 59, Martin formerly of Demorest
Donnie Seay, age 59 of Martin, Georgia formerly of Demorest passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 ...

Hall

Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, Gainesville
Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bobby Gruhn.  She is survived by her son and d ...
Christiane Maria Dabney, 68, Gainesville
Christiane Maria Dabney, 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her residence.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at ...
Glenda Elizabeth Edge Green, 63, Gainesville
Glenda Elizabeth Edge Green, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born June 7, ...
Marie Green, 91, Gainesville
Marie Green, 91 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday September 20, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, Gainesville
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017 following complications from back surgery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, S ...
Hazel Richardson Jackson, 94, Gainesville
            Hazel Richardson Jackson was born on June 28, 1923, to Dessie Greenway Richardson and George Washington Richardso ...
Willie James Palmer, 44, of Lula passed away on September 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 20 ...
Cleveland Donald Pratt Thomas, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the realm of Heaven with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  ...
Janet Elizabeth White, 69, Gainesville
Janet Elizabeth White, 69 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 16, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Ms. White was retired from Hardy Chevrolet ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Christina Danielle Hamilton, age 27, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Mrs. Hamilton was born in ...
Danice Marian Perry, 81, Commerce
Ms. Danice Marian Perry, age 81, of Commerce died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living.  Ms. Perry was born in Danielsville to the late, Aubrey J. and Reba ...
Judy Kay Smith, 63, Jefferson
Ms. Judy Kay Smith, age 63, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Smith was born in Decatur to the late Clifford L. ...
Dennis Lamar Thomas, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dennis Lamar Thomas, age 58, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Mr. Thomas was born in Athens, Georgia, a so ...

Lumpkin

Anita Milam Patterson of Dahlonega Georgia passed away September 14 at her home.  Anita is survived by Richard Lowry; her two daughters, Lori Pacheco and Michelle Dixon; and h ...
Martha Lee Folger, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Martha Lee Folger, age 75, of Dahlonega, formerly of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Chelsey Park Health and rehab following an extended ...
Vivian Rose Greenway, inf, Dahlonega
Vivian Rose Greenway, 1 day old, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. This world was blessed on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 with a beautiful baby girl.  ...
Charles "Chuck" Harms Jr., 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Charles “Chuck” James Harms Jr., age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Mr. Harms was born on December 31, 1952 in Perry, GA. He was prec ...
James Allen Head Sr, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. James Allen Head Sr., age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Mr. Head was born in Hall County on August 20, 1943 to the late Luther R. and Cona Bell G ...
Leroy Parks, Dahlonega
  Mr. Leroy Parks, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sept 19, 2017. He was born on June 20, 1930 in Gainesville, where he began living his full and happy li ...

Other

Marilyn Cahoon, 91, Connecticut
Marilyn Cahoon 91 of Connecticut passed away on September 17, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrange ...
Eugene Gilstrap, 76, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Master Sgt. (Retired) Eugene Gilstrap, age 76 of Madison, Georgia entered into rest Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Mr. Gilstrap was bo ...
Stanley Wayne Williams, 59, Sandy Springs
Stanley (Stan) Wayne Williams, age 59, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, left us unexpectedly on Monday, September 11th as Hurricane Irma struck the Atlanta area causing a tree to fall on ...

Rabun

Joyce Frances McKay Wilbanks, age, 89 of  Lakemont Ga., passed away Sunday September 17, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1928 the daughter of the la ...

Stephens

Mrs. Audrey Richardson Ayers, age 89 of 1524 Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View Nursing Home. A daughter of the late N. ...

Union

Lillian Hughes, 88, Blairsville
Lillian Hughes, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away at Union County Nursing Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Lillian was born on March 3, 1929 in Amite, Louisiana to t ...

White

Carl John Sutton, 73, Cleveland
Carl John “Johnny” Sutton, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born on March 4, 1944, in Cleveland, Georg ...
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