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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Banks

Hoyt W. Cofield, 86, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hoyt W. Cofield, age 86 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  Mr. Hoyt was born in Jefferson, Ge ...

Barrow

Christopher Dale Taylor, age 57, of Winder passed away Friday, August 17, 2018.  Mr. Taylor loved to fish, watch baseball and he also coached Dixie Youth Baseball.  He wa ...
Stewart Franklin Cole, 66, Winder
Mark J. Dodd, age 66, of Winder passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018.  Mr. Dodd is survived by his wife Patricia "Patsy" Dodd; son Mark Dodd, Jr. and wife Laura of Ne ...

Forsyth

Jeffrey Jay Anderson, 62, Cumming
  Jeffrey Jay Anderson, age 62, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Elda and Floyd Anderson. Jeff is survived by h ...
James Ray Holbrook, 70, Cumming
James Ray Holbrook, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018.  James was born the fall of 1947, to the late Ancle and Betty Holbrook. He was a member of New ...
Edmund Scott Giddes, 57, Cumming
Edmund Scott Giddes, age 57 of Cumming Georgia passed away at his home on August 20, 2018.  Scott was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey on September 22, 1960.  Scott is sur ...
Michael Byron Sales, Sr., age 74, of Cumming, GA., passed away Monday, August 20, 2018. Michael was born in 1943, to Wilbert and Martha Sales.  Michael was an avid hotrod fan ...
Clifford Leroy Tyson, 92, Cumming
Clifford Leroy Tyson, age 92, of Cumming, passed away on August 17, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lerah Sterling Tyson; infant son, Johnny; sisters, Aline Coleman, Lo ...

Gwinnett

Mildred Smothers Lindsey, 95, Hoschton
Mildred Smothers Lindsey, age 95 of Hoschton, GA died Sunday, August 19, 2018 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Hamilt ...
Emmett Glenn Jones, 82, Buford
Emmett Glenn Jones, age 82 of Buford, died August 18, 2018.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday August 21, 2018 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel.   ...
Jack “Robert, Jr” McDaniel, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, August 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by father, Robert McDaniel; mother, Ruby Lynn McPherson; ...

Habersham

William Stuart Seay, Jr., 78, Clarkesville
William Stuart Seay, Jr, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, at his residence.  Born in Richmond, Virginia on August 6, 1940, he was a son of the l ...
Joann Carlan Taylor, 76, Green Mountain Village
Joann Carlan Taylor, age 76 of the Green Mountain Village Community, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Georgia on April 12, 1942, she was a daughter of ...

Hall

Wayne Allen Bryson, 78, Gainesville
Wayne Allen Bryson, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Par ...
Carol K. Kappler, 78, Hoschton
Carol K. Kappler, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Carmen Mahan, 77, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Carmen Mahan, age 77, of Flowery Branch, GA. was reunited with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 24, 2018 in the Cha ...
Martha Jean Matthews, 80, Flowery Branch
Martha Jean Matthews, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Born ...
Carolyn Parker, 75, Flowery Branch
  Carolyn Parker, age 75, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Floyd Addington, and parents, Frank an ...
Annette Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Annette Roberts, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. No Servic ...
Alonzo Wheeler, 73, Flowery Branch
Alonzo Wheeler, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, August 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Wheeler; son, Rodney Wheeler; parents, Dewitt and Des ...
Bonnie Yvetta Waters Barmore, 87, Gainesville
Bonnie (Waters) Barmore, born on April 21, 1931, in East Ellijay, Georgia to the late Azzie and Boyd Waters, passed away at age 87 on August 18th, 2018. She died peacefully surroun ...
Cheiko Hontani, 93, Gainesville
Cheiko Hontani, 93, of Gainesville, passed peacefully in her sleep on the evening of August 15, 2018.  She was born in Susami, Japan on February 2, 1925. She married Bob Honta ...
Dr. Charles Hopkins, 87, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Hopkins passed away peacefully on Friday, August 17, after 87 years of a life lived well.  He loved his God.  He was devoted to his loving wife for 65 years.& ...
Mary Acquin Schneider, 87, Gainesville
Mary Acquin Schneider And she said, “Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, ...
Thurman Jeremiah Wade was born on January 31, 1931 in Jefferson, Georgia to Henry David Wade and Iowa Elizabeth Lance Wade and was the third of the children. Thurman Wade passed aw ...

Jackson

Catherine “Kay” Allen, age 96, of Commerce, Georgia, formerly of Scranton, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 16, 2018. Mrs. Allen was born on March 23, 1922, in Sc ...
Andy Allen, 71, Nicholson
Mr. Andy Allen, age 71, of Nicholson died Monday, August 20, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Allen was born in Athens to the late, Aubrie Joe & Patricia Gentry Allen.  Mr ...
Larry James Crow, 57, Hoschton
Larry James Crowe, age 57, of Hoschton passed Saturday, August 18, 2018.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...

Lumpkin

Cary Stuart Cathey, 61, Dahlonega
Mr. Cary Stuart Cathey, age 61, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, August 20, 2018. Cary was born in New Orleans, LA on January 7, 1957 to the late James Everett and Mary Helen Ha ...
Johnny L. Dale, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnny Leah Dale, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Johnny was born in Lumpkin County on February 21, 1955 to the late Harry Lewis and Lillie Mae Su ...
Joni Flynn, 37, Dahlonega
Joni Flynn, age 37, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018.   Joni attended Lumpkin County High School and went on to graduate from the University of Nort ...
Margene Grizzle, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margene Grizzle, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Margene was born in Lumpkin County on February 15, 1933 to the late Paul and Loudell Moose Boatfi ...
Mary Grizzle, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Grizzle, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega.  ...
Sharon Mullinax, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sharon Kay Mullinax, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. Sharon was born in Pennsylvania on April 13, 1953 to the late Warren and Jetta Lee Biles. ...
Charles Edmond Patterson, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. Charles Ermond Patterson, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Charles was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on May 10, 1945 ...

Other

Larry Dixon Adams, 70, Danielsville
Mr. Larry Dixon Adams, age 70, of Danielsville died Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Adams was born in Royston to the late, Dewitt and Ouida Hill Adams.  Mr ...

Stephens

Stewart Franklin Cole, Eastanollee
Stewart Franklin Cole, “Lawn and Garden Stu” went home to be with his wife (Cherie Cole) on Wednesday, August 15th around 2 pm of Natural Causes… He left behi ...
Gary Floyd Nix, 48, Toccoa
Mr. Gary Floyd Nix, age 48 of Chopped Oak Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Landmark Hospital in Athens. A son of Calvin Nix and the late Bonnie Perry Nix, h ...
Frances Elaine Norris, 67, Toccoa
Frances Elaine Norris, age 67, of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 17, 2018, after a battle of aggressive cancer. Mrs. Norris was born on July 20, 195 ...

White

Teresa Jean McDonald, 64, Cleveland
Teresa Jean McDonald age 64, of Cleveland passed away Monday August 20, 2018. Mrs. McDonald was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Farrell and Betty Wade McNabb.  ...
Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joshua Maurice Wayne Tench, age 31 of Cleveland,  Georgia.  Mr. Tench passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Josh ...
Brenda Thompson, 63, Cleveland
   Brenda Thompson, age 63 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tue ...
Doris Ann (Rust) Griffith, 84, Cleveland
Doris Ann (Rust) Griffith. age 84 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on August 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Griffith's wishes were to be cremated and no se ...
Otis Lee Keheley, 84, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Otis Lee Keheley, age 84, of Cleveland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   &nbs ...
Teresa Jean McDonald, 64, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Teresa Jean McDonald, age 64 of Cleveland. Mrs. McDonald passed away Monday, August 20, 2018.  Funeral arrange ...
Joseph Klein Strickland, Jr., 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Joseph Kline Strickland, Jr., age 73 of Sautee, passed away on August 12, 2018. Mr. Strickland was born on November 1, 1944, in Walterboro, South Carolina, to the late Joseph Kl ...
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.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86