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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 28th, 2017

Banks

Hettie Irene Hubbard Etris, age 97 of Homer, GA passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Homer, GA, Mrs. Etris was the daughter of the late Brazzi ...

Barrow

Paul Clifford Nix, Jr, 70, Winder
Paul Clifford Nix, Jr., age 70, of Winder passed away Thursday, April 26, 2017.  Mr. Nix loved his family, grandchildren, the mountains and sports especially softball.  S ...

Dawson

Leroy Harper, 86, Dawsonville
Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 17, 2017 following a period of declining health.  He loved working on old cars and was a Little League baseball c ...
Trampis Evans, 49, Dawsonville
Trampis Evans, 49, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born January 27, 1968, he had been a re ...

Forsyth

Former Pickens Sentinel editor and publisher, Benjamin Prince Bagwell Sr., age 84, passed away in Cumming, GA on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  He is survived by his son CPT Ben ...
Jerry Clyde Shoemake, 73, Cumming
Jerry Clyde Shoemake, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Jerry was born in Cumming, GA, in 1943, to the late Clyde and Corene Shoemake. He was a member at ...
Lisa Fenn, 54, Cumming
Lisa Fenn, 54, of Cumming passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.  A loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter, she never knew a stranger. Lisa’s gift was loving people and ...
Frances Ethel Patterson, 93, of Cumming passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.  Frances loved to fish, gardening and was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church.  She is pr ...
  Kathleen L. Peterson died on April 21, 2017. She was a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of the Hickox School in Boston, Mass. She and her late husband, Donald, live ...
Jeffrey Kim Wilson Jr., 28 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday April 22, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...

Habersham

Loyeta Morrison Cook, 78, Clarkesville
Loyeta Morrison Cook, age 78, of Clarkesville passed away comfortably on Monday, April 17, 2017 with the love of her life, her husband, Homer Cook by her side.     ...
Brandon Lee Hill, 23, Baldwin
Brandon Lee Hill, age 23 of Baldwin, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born in Dekalb County, Georgia on August 3, 1993 he was the son of the late Charles Lee and Carla Goo ...
Christina Dowdy, 38, Cornelia
Christina Dowdy, age 38, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Christina was born on February 15, 1979, in Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter of Danny a ...
Phillip B Palmer, 58, Clarkesville
Philip B Palmer, 58, of Clarkesville, Ga and Santee, Sc Passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home following a short illness. Born in Burlington, Vt on 11/29/58, he was ...
Carrie Wilkinson Parsons, 92, Cornelia
Carrie Wilkinson Parsons, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Mrs. Parsons was born on October 5, 1924 and raised in Banks County, Georgia. She ...
Rev. Fred E. Smith, 90, Demorest
Rev. Fred E. Smith, age 90 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 20, 1926 to the late John Elphus and Sallie Elizab ...
shirlee L. Tworek, 81, Demorest
Shirlee L. Tworek, age 81, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Mrs. Tworek was born on October 7, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois; a daughter of the late ...
Douglas Joseph Wheeler, age 86 of Demorest, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. Born on December 3, 1930, he was a son of the late David Charles “Dee” Wheeler, Sr. ...

Hall

Lauren Nicole Buteau, 28, Gainesville
Lauren Nicole Buteau, age 28 of Gainesville, passed away on April 25, 2017.  A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Memorial Par ...
George Michael Fox, 49, Gainesville
Mr. George Michael Fox, age 49, of Gainesville passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park So ...
A’lannah Rose Hopkins, inf, Gainesville
A’lannah Rose Hopkins, 9 months, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m.&nbs ...
Hannah Katlyn Simmons, 23, Gainesville
Mrs. Hannah Katlyn Simmons, 23, of Gainesville, Ga passed away April 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral ...
Edward Ronald Autry, 68, Oakwood
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 30, 2017 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Edward Ronald Autry, age 68 of Oakwood. The Rev. Ricky Thrasher will offi ...
J.L. Grizzle, 86, Murrayville
Mr. J. L. Grizzle, 86 of Murrayville passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Mr. Grizzle was the son of the late Jasper Lonzo Grizzle, Sr., and Ellie Mae Gravitt Grizzle.  ...
Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, Murrayville
Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, of Murrayville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Sunday, April ...
Bobby Clifton Janes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Clifton Janes, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, A ...
Harold Vandigriff Law, 77, Gainesville
Harold Vandigriff Law, affectionately known as “Hunky”, passed away in his home on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, after declining health in the past year. He was born t ...
Daniel Wayne Maness, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Daniel Wayne Maness, 72, of Gainesville, passed away April 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gaines ...
Moriah Grace Rebollar, inf, Gainesville
Moriah Grace Rebollar, age 2 ½ months, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Francisco “Paco” and Mercedes & ...
Alicia Velasquez Torres, 24, Gainesville
Alicia Velazquez Torres, 24 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...
Stephen Andrew "Andy" White, 51, Gainesville
Stephen Andrew "Andy" White, 51 of Gainesville died Sunday April 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 3 ...
Mrs. Clarace Parker Smith Young, age 93, of Hall County, passed away Thursday April 27, 2017 peacefully, after a brief-hospitalization. She was born Clarace Elizabeth Parker on Mar ...

Jackson

David Lee Cantrell, 66, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. David Lee Cantrell, age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, April 24, 2017.  Mr. Cantrell was born in Buford, ...
Wendell Grady Leach, 59, Braselton
Wendell Grady Leach, age 59, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.  Grady was a trainer with JB Hunt Trucking Company and was Driver of the Month. He  loved mo ...
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Stephanie Michelle Studivant Williams, age 56 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  M ...
Kenneth T. Heegeman, 69, Hoschton
Mr. Kenneth T. Heegeman, age 69, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Mr. Heegeman was born October 20, 1947 in ...
Linda Bolch Stovall, 75, Hoschton
Linda Bolch Stovall, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.  Survivors include her son Robert G. Stovall and wife Sharon of Hiawassee; daughter Robin Swett of ...

Lumpkin

Winston Luke Whitey, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Winston Luke Whitey, 72, of Dahlonega, Ga passed away April 26, 2017 at The Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness.          ...
Lynda Baltensperger, 66, Dahlonega
Lynda Baltensperger 66 of Dahlonega, Ga. died Sat. April 22, 2017 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center . Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesvi ...
Larry 'Dude' Curtis Black, 59, Dahlonega
Larry “Dude” Curtis Black, age 59, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Larry was known for his big smile and joking manner. ...
Larry “Dude” Curtis Black, age 59, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Larry was known for his big smile and joking ma ...

Other

Larry Theodore Blevins, 62, Danielsville
  Larry Theodore Blevins, age 62 of Danielsville, GA passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Blevins was the son of ...
Ora Adeline Williams, 88, Westminister, Colorado
Ora Adeline Williams, age 88, of Westminster, Colorado, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Mrs. Williams was born on July 15, 1928, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late Oti ...
Winnie Mae Yearwood Wilson, 84, Dallas, Ga.
Mrs. Winnie Mae Yearwood Wilson, age 84, of Dallas, GA passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Aspen Village in Dallas. A daughter of the late David Paul and Elizabeth Rider ...
Gary Leroy Fascilla, 66, Woodstock
Mr. Gary Leroy Fascilla, age 66, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Kennestone – Wellstar Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Memori ...
John Anthony Garland, 60, Dalton
John Anthony Garland, age 60, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday April 20, 2017. John was a member of the Wolffork Baptist Church, and had been the R.A. Director there ...
Ying Wang, 52, Alpharetta
Ying Wang, 52, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, Ga.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10: ...

Stephens

Mr. Maurice Jackson “Jack” Hemphill, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Lester J. and Ber ...

White

Jimmy Underwood, 68, Cleveland
Jimmy Underwood age 68, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday April 26, 2017. Mr. Underwood was born in Cleveland, Georgia the son of the late Hoyt Underwood and Fannie Pearl Sutto ...
Naomi Starcher, age 91 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Ms.  Starcher was born on November 22, 1925 t ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.