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Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2015

Banks

Mack Thomas Pass, 55, Maysville
Mr. Mack Thomas Pass, age 55, of Maysville, GA died Monday, May 18, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Pass was born in Buford to his mother and step-father, Alpha Brogdon and ...
Ronald Carl Puckett, 75, Homer
Ronald Carl Puckett went home to be with Jesus on Monday, May 18, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Georgia after an extended illness. He is preceded in de ...

Barrow

Tim Butler, 56, Winder
Tim Butler, age 56, of Winder passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...
R. L. Miller, 83, Winder
   Mr. R. L. Miller, age 83, of Winder, Georgia died May 21, 2015 at Agape’ Hospice in Winder.  Born in Bethlehem, Georgia he was a son of the late Herman and ...

Dawson

Margaret R. “Peggy” Davis, 79, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday May 18, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Born to the late John and Mary Rose ...
Parnell Goswick, 78, Dawsonville
Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born April 6, 1927 in Canton, Georgia to the late ...
Emily Paige Holbrook, 32, Dawsonville
Emily Paige Holbrook, 32, of 141 Shoal Creek Ct, Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015. Survivors include Emily’s parents, Anthony and Joanne Holbrook, sist ...

Forsyth

Grover Light Buice, 90, Cumming
Grover Light Buice, age 90 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.   Grover was born on August 11, 1924, in Alpharetta, GA. He proudly served his country i ...

Gwinnett

Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, Buford
Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, at her home, after a 10-month battle against triple negative breast cancer.   Meredith’s ...
Vivian Couch Smith, 92, Sugar Hill
Vivian Couch Smith, age 92, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ebb and Josie Couch; brothers, Roy Couch and Henry C ...

Habersham

Laura Mealer Gailey, 43, Baldwin
Laura Mealer Gailey, age 43, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015. Mrs. Gailey was born on July 10, 1971 in Gainesville, Georgia to James and Gail London Meal ...
Kenneth Thomas, 86, Clarkesville
Kenneth Thomas, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born on April 14, 1929, in Clarkesville, ...
Edith Dalton Wade, 88, Alto
Edith Dalton Wade, age 88, of Line Church Community, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Wade was born on January 12, 1927 in Banks County, Georg ...

Hall

Edward Henry Cantrell Sr. (Hoghead) left this earth to take his place in Heaven on Wednesday May 13, 2015.   He is survived by his children: Edward Henry Cantrell Jr. ...
Newman Earl Denney, 91, Gainesville
Newman Earl Denney, 91, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 following an extended illness.              Funeral ser ...
John Milburn Dunn Jr., 91, Gainesville
John Milburn Dunn Jr., 91, of Gainesville died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. John was born May 16, 1924 in Miami, Fla. His late father, John, hailed from Ringgold, Ga.; his late mother, G ...
Lincoln Wyatt Huckaby, Inf, Flowery Branch
Lincoln Wyatt Huckaby (infant) of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:30 pm at Hideaway Bay. Memorial Park ...
Rita Jäger, Gainesville
Rita “Kaye” Jäger 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2 ...
T. Michael Lynberg, 66, Gainesville
Mr. T. Michael Lynberg won his battle with Colorectal cancer May 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.  Mike is at peace with no more pain.  The cancer has died. ...
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, Rome, formerly of Gainesville
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, of Rome formally of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, 54, Gainesville
  Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, age 54, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was born in Tampico, Mexico and worked as an electrical technician for a boat and marine company in F ...
Joanne Gibbs Phillips, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Joanne Gibbs Phillips, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...
Azucena Sesmas-Gonzales, 18, Gainesville
Ms.  Azucena Sesmas-Gonzalez, age 18 passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 . Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 1pm at Saint Michael Catholic Churc ...
Delta Austin Smith, 97, Cumming
  Delta Austin Smith, 97, passed away May 16, 2015, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Edward Smith.   She is survived by fiv ...
Dano E. Stone, 42, Gainesville
Mr. Dano E. Stone, age 42, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 21, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Greater Love Bap ...
Nancy Thompson, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Thompson, 75, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Fu ...
Evelyn Barrett Trotter, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Barrett Trotter, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Harry Fannin Wing, 80, Gainesville
Harry Fannin Wing, born in Jacksonville Florida on July 17, 1934, moved to Gainesville in 1946, passed away on Tuesday morning May 19. He was 80 years old.   He was prec ...
Louvenia Harper Young, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Louvenia Harper Young was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  She was born in Flowery Branch on December 22nd 1935.  Louvenia entered into rest on Th ...

Jackson

Baxter N. Holder, 79, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Baxter N. Holder, age 79, of Pendergrass Ga., who passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Mr. Holder was born in Jackson County, GA, a so ...
Kristi Renee Quintana Maxwell, age 43 of Commerce, Georgia entered into rest Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian hospice with her husband at her side.  Kristi was b ...
Mr. Dennis Fredrick Isaiah McElreath, age 33, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. McElreath was born in Commerce to Judy Looney of Nicholson a ...
Betty Brown Musgrave, 79, Hoschton
Betty Brown Musgrave, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Mrs. Musgrave was a member of The Church of Hoschton. She loved her family, Tuni the dog and Schooner ...
Carolyn Louise Newsom, 97, Auburn
Carolyn Louise Newsom, age 97, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Newsom was employed with the DeKalb County Fleet Maintenance for over 20 years. She was sur ...

Lumpkin

Mr. John (Jack) Joseph Hartzell of Dahlonega, Ga and formerly of Boca Raton Florida, passed away on May 20th, 2015 following a brief illness.  Mr. Hartzell was a Fire Marshall ...
Ronnie Lee Rider, 62, Dahlonega
Ronnie Lee Rider, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.   Ronnie lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. At the tim ...
Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega
Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Calvin E. Rogers, husband, Ronald Oliver Smith, brother, Ricky Eug ...
Aaron Herschel Thomas, 87, Dahlonega
Aaron Herschel Thomas, 87, of Dahlonega passed away on May 20, 2015 at Gold City Nursing following and extended illness.          &n ...

Stephens

George Christ, 89, Toccoa
Mr. George Christ, age 89 of 221 Rosedale, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at his residence.  A son of the late Henry E. and Kathryn Cody Christ, he was ...
Mrs. Mary Nell Kellar Simmons, age 76 of 378 Simmons Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Jimmie Christoph ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Carolyn Chiara of Helen. Carolyn passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will ...
Former GHS Principal Segars dead at 81
Funeral services are set for Thursday for former Gainesville High School Principal Curtis Segars.
Longtime Gainesville doctor remembered at Monday services
A man who practiced medicine for 37 years in Gainesville passed away on Friday, May 15 and will be remembered Monday, May 18 at a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville.
'King of the Blues' B.B. King dead at 89 at home in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursda...
'Graduate' actress Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Elizabeth Wilson, who built a career as a character actress in films such as "The Graduate" and "9 to 5," has died. She was 94.Wilson, who lived in Branford with her sister, di...
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The...
'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby"...
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...