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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

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Donna Jean Sandiford, 54, Winder
Donna Jean Sandiford, age 54, of Winder, GA passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Wayne Thomason.  She is survived ...
Mr. Joseph Terrell “Terry” Grant age 61 of Winder, Ga passed away on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Barrow Hospital following an extended illness. Private Memorial serv ...

Dawson

Dwight Townley, 60, Oxford, Ga.
Dwight Townley of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the age of 60. Whether at his job or working on the farm, Dwight took pride in being a hard worker. In 2012, t ...

Forsyth

Enver Dzuli Aljic, 56, Cumming
Enver Dzuli Aljic, age 56, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was battling cancer until it was his time to go to a much better place. He’s a be ...
Robert Albritton, 60, Cumming
Robert Albritton, age 60, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mr. Albritton is survived by son Travis Albritton; granddaughter Alana; Vincie Albritton; ...
Helen Craig, 89, Cumm
Helen Craig, age 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Craig is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Richard Craig, Sr.; children United States ...
Barbara Ann Kelly, 78, Cumming
  McDonald and Son Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Ann Kelly, age 78 of Cumming, Georgia. Mrs. Kelly passed away on October 14, 2018. Mrs. Kelly was bor ...
Connie J. Purcell, 72, Cumming
Connie J. Purcell, age72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Purcell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patricia Lynn and Van Huffman, of C ...
Mary Schneider, 95, Alpharetta
Mary Schneider 95, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on October 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held on October 29, in Louisiana. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonalda ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” R. Brown, age 74, of Buford passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at Emory University Hospital, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass will be 1 ...
Richard Howard Franklin 87, of Buford, Ga passed away on October 11, 2018. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Ar ...
Shelley Marie Guyette, 45, Buford
Shelley Marie Guyette, age 45, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, October 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, John “Sandy” McDaniel; and brother, Micha ...
James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, Lawrenceville
James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  A United States Air Force Veteran, he served in Vietnam and then was employed by the C ...

Habersham

  Funeral services for Monica Kathleen Gerrells Hamilton, age 63 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. ...
Olean Franklin Cathey, 91, Clarkesville
Olean Franklin Cathey, age 91 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on October 22, 1926, she was a daughter of t ...
Fairy “Jackie” Gilliland Martin, 90, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Asbury House Hospice. Jackie was born on October 8, 1928 in Belzoni, MS to James &ldq ...
James L. “Jim” Roper III, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Mr. Roper was born on October 20, 1921, in Cornelia, Georgia; a son of t ...

Hall

Kevin S. Blythe, 52, Gainesville
Kevin S. Blythe, 52, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Logan Ohio. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Barbara Jean Gooch, 72, Lula
Barbara Jean Gooch, 72, of Lula passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2 ...
James Christopher Manus, 41, Gainesville
  Mr. James Christopher Manus, 41 James Christopher Manus, 41, of Gainesville passed away October 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Born on ...
Marlene Nachum, 80, Braselton
Marlene Nachum, 80, Braselton died October 12, 2018. Memorial services will be held 11:00 am Friday October 26, 2018 at Chateau Elon Campus of the Vine. Ward’s Funeral Home, ...
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, 65, Gainesville
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, age 65, of Gainesville, Ga passed away October 18th, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her parents George and J ...
Julia “Judy” E. Richardson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at her residence.      Memorial services will be he ...
Carla McNair Claymore, 75, Gainesville
Carla McNair Claymore, 75 of Gainesville passed away at dawn on Monday October 8, 2018 after a long illness.  She was an Angelina born on November 18, 1942, to Captain, lat ...
Christopher James Doty, 55, Gainesville
Christopher James Doty slipped away peacefully at home on October 18th, 2018 after a valiant struggle with lung cancer.  He was surrounded by family and friends. Chris was ...
Tracy Earnhart, 47, Gainesville
Tracy Earnhart, 47, Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday October 17, 2018.  Tracy was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church in Gainesv ...
Lisa Michelle Hendrix, 60, Gainesville
Mrs. Lisa Michelle Hendrix,  60,  of Gainesville, GA passed October 11, 2018.    Arrangements will be announced later by Young's Funeral Home. &nbs ...
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Private services will be held at a later date. Born on April 6, 1928 in Utica, Michiga ...
Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” Gail Hirt, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on October 19, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 ...
Catherine Goodnight Jefferson, 83, died October 14, 2018 in Gainesville, Georgia. She was born in Belen, Mississippi on July 8, 1935 to Louise and Clyde Goodnight and grew up in Gr ...
Arnold Lee Martin, 84, Gainesville
Arnold Lee Martin, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Dawsonville, GA to the ...

Jackson

Leora Evans Dalton, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Leora Evans Dalton, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away, and entered into rest, on Saturday, October 20, 2018.   Mrs. Da ...
Emory Marcus Holloway, 57, Commerce
Emory Marcus Holloway, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Holloway was born in Macon to Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Holloway, Jr. ...

Lumpkin

Clara Jean Lunsford, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Clara Jean Lunsford, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, October 19, 2018. Mrs. Lunsford was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on December ...
Austin Mark Burke, 20, Dahlonega
Austin Mark Burke, 20, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday October 17, 2018. Austin was born January 5, 1998.  A native of Sautee, GA, he had lived in Lumpkin County fo ...
Judith P. “Judy” Hopkins (Brown), 74, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at her home following a period of declining health. Born April 19, 1944 to t ...

Other

Mercedes Emerita Guerra, 68, Woodstock
Mercedes Emerita Guerra 68, of Woodstock, Ga, passed away on October 14, 2018. She is survived by her children; Emerita Brown, Claudia Brown. Sisters; Alicia Santamaria and M ...
Juan Edgardo Arce, 83, Alpharetta
Juan Edgardo Arce, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away on October 18, 2018.  Memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11: ...
Juan Edgardo Arce, 83, Alpharetta
Juan Edgardo Arce, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away on October 18, 2018.  Memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11: ...
Mark Jones, 47, Atlanta
Mark Jones, 47, of Atlanta, GA, died October 18, 2018. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 

Stephens

Paul L. Stowe, 82, Eastanollee
Mr. Paul L. Stowe, age 82 of Eastanollee Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Ralph B. and Coleus Hicks Stowe, he was born ...
Mr. Donald William Holbrooks, age 83 of Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Thomas Billy Holb ...
Mrs. Karen Ann Ivester Pilgrim, age 56 of Pittman Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Johnny and ...

White

John Lynn Burrow, 76, Cleveland
It is with great sadness that the family of John Lynn Burrow, age 76, of Cleveland announces his death on October 13, 2018 following period of declining health.  Born May ...
Penelope “Penny” Eckenboy, 77, Sautee Nacoochee
Penelope “Penny” Eckenboy, age 77 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mrs. Eckenboy was born September 2, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late R ...
Elbert "Berlin" Wike, 90, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Elbert "Berlin" Wike, age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia. Mr. Wike passed away on October 16, 2018 at Gateway Health and Rehab ...
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.