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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 22nd, 2017

Banks

Randall Evans, 62, Maysville
Randall Evans, age 62 of Maysville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Evans was the son of the late Reuben Evans and Gertrude Kitchens Grizzle. ...

Dawson

Teresa Johnston, 66, Dawsonville
Teresa Johnston, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born June 13, 1951 in Knoxville ...
Joshua Andrew “Josh” Gilleland, 24, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 18, 2017. Born September 18, 1992, he was a native of Forsyth County but had lived in Daws ...

Forsyth

Ruth Little Mooney, 74, Cumming
Ruth Little Mooney, 74 peacefully passed into eternal life following a period of declining health on June 21, 2017. She was born on November 28, 1942 to the late Benson and Alic ...
Charlotte Brownlee Smith, 70, of Cumming passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.  Survivors include her husband, Jim Smith; sons, Shawn and Brad Smith; grandchildren, Cade, Pres ...
Rev. Curtis D. Allbritten, DD, age 76, of Cumming, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia. Curtis pastored in Conyers, ...
Billy Gene Hampton Jr., 68, Cumming
Billy Gene Hampton Jr., age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away at home on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born February 10, 1949 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missou ...
Bernice Mildred Pruitt, 91, Cumming
Bernice Mildred Pruitt, age 91, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Calvin Pruitt. Survivors include her children, R ...
Thelma G. Resler, 74, Cumming
Thelma G. Resler, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10:30am at The Church of the Good Shepherd ...

Gwinnett

Frances Page Mays, 83, Lawrenceville
Frances Page Mays, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mays. She is survived by her children, Charl ...
Mrs. Effie Mae Brown Sudderth, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Allen Sudderth; grandson, S ...
Cecil Gober, 89, Sugar Hill
Cecil Gober, age 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Ora Roach Gober; granddaughter, Kelley Canady; s ...
Benjamin Edward Traylor, 67 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday June 19, 2017. He was born on October 24, 1949 in Hogansville, GA the son of Emanuel and Doris Jo Brown Traylor w ...
Mattie Wansley, 71, West Virginia formerly of Buford
Mattie Wansley, age 71, of West Virginia and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon in ...

Habersham

Hoyt B. Bryson, 87, Cornelia
Hoyt B. Bryson, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017.   Mr. Bryson was born on November 16, 1929, in Franklin, North Carolina; a son of the l ...
Douglas Harold "Doug" Franklin, 69, Clarkesville
Douglas Harold “Doug” Franklin, age 69 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 following an extended illness.   Fu ...
Joan Crowe Maddox, 90, Toccoa
Joan Crowe Maddox, 90, passed away at her home on June 16, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born October 10, 1926 in Bradenton, Florida to parents Howard Dewey Crowe ...
Margie Marie Tucker Mulvihill, age 65 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017.   Born in Christian County, Kentucky on September 22, 1952, she was a ...
Ernest Simmons, 74, Baldwin
Ernest Simmons, age 74, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born on September 28, 1942 in Baldwin, Georgia to the la ...

Hall

James Danner Beynon, 81, Gainesville
Mr. James Danner Beynon, age 81, passed away June 19, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Beynon was born in Portland, Oregon to the late Leland Merle Beynon and Elma Danner ...
Melanie Gay Wallace, 55, Gainesville
Melanie G. Wallace, 55 of Gainesville passed away  Friday June 9, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, she was a 1980 grad ...
Martha “Louise” Mauldin Barnett, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Barnett was born in Atlanta, GA., to the late William Barnes and ...
Lilla "Lil" Daniels Bell, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lilla “Lil” Daniels Bell was born in Vienna, Georgia, on March 24, 1945, to  Lucile Foster Daniels and Damon Frank Daniels. She was the first born of seven si ...
Victoria “Vicki” Cook, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Victoria “Vicky” Cook, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on June 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. M ...
Julie Haynes, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Julie Haynes of Gainesville, Ga. Mrs. Haynes died Sunday June 18, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Co ...
Jane Lower, 79, Gainesville
Jane Lower, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on June 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gainesville First United Method ...
Larry Perkins, 73, Gainesville
Larry Perkins, age 73, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully at home on June 14, 2017.  Mr. Perkins was born in Zebulon, Georgia to the late Ruby and Elijah Perkins. He ea ...
Alice Marie Foster Shepard, 97, Gainesville
Alice Marie Foster Shepard was born on December 4, 1919 in Mobile, AL. She was the daughter of Grace Manry Foster of Edison, GA and Dr. Edward E. Foster of Cayman Brac, BWI. During ...
Elder Eddie L. Walker, 76, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Elder Eddie Walker of Gainesville, Ga., the husband of Mrs. Fralil Walker, will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 757 E ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann “MeMaw” Walden Herring, age 78 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Mrs. ...
Ronald Lee Parson, 66, Commerce
Ronald Lee Parson, age 66, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Parson was the son of Dank and Norma Jean Parson and a self employed c ...
Ronald Lee Parson, 66, Commerce
Ronald Lee Parson, age 66, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Parson was the son of Dank and Norma Jean Parson and a self employed c ...
Edward Franklin Wilkes, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Franklin Wilkes, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Mr. Wilkes was born in Danie ...

Lumpkin

Mary Faye Fields Dowdy, 78, Dahlonega
Mary Faye Fields Dowdy age 78 of Dahlonega passed away at Gold City Health & Rehab on Wednesday June 21st, 2017 at 4:30 am.  She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church ...
Isabella Grace Torres, inf, Dahlonega
Isabella Grace Torres passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, June 19, 2017. Although she spent only a moment in our arms, she will forever remain in our hearts. ...
Byron Hugh LeFevre, 87, Dahlonega
Byron Hugh LeFevre, of Dahlonega, passed away on June 19, 2017. Byron was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on July 11, 1929. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a ...

Other

Gwynola Bertha Wheeler Smitherman, age 88, of Athens, GA passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Smitherman was the daughter of the late Charlie ...

Rabun

Harold Donald Morris, 79, Clayton
Harold Donald Morris of Clayton, Georgia died on June 14, 2017. He was 79 years old. Harold was born to Robert and Lucille (Hannah) Morris on April 21, 1938 in Sumter, South Caroli ...

Stephens

Kayla Lynn Allen, 27, Toccoa
Ms. Kayla Lynn Allen, age 27 of 285 Julia Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of Harold Allen and the late Denise Reed Allen, sh ...

White

Trella Denise Cantrell, 54, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Trella Denise Cantrell , age 54 of Cleveland. Denise passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017.   Funeral services ...
Jesse Ferreira, 69, Cleveland
Jesse Ferreira, age 69, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017.    Mr. Ferreira was born in Catville, New York to the late Jesse Ferreira Sr. and Nancy Pasc ...
James W. Forrest, Cleveland
Mr. James Forrest of Blairsville, Ga, formerly of Cleveland, Ga since 1981 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Union General Nursing Home. Mr. Forrest was ...
Helen Lorain Harkins, 66, Cleveland
Helen Lorain Harkins, age 66, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland. 
Edna Henderson, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Edna Henderson, daughter of the late John Coleman and Beatrice Coleman. Edna passed away peacefully on June 14th, 2017, in Cleveland Georgia. Edna dedicated her life to God an ...
Phyllis Hunt, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Hunt, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her daughter's residence.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ba ...
Nellie May Kinsey, 89, Cleveland
Nellie Mae Kinsey, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away from an extended illness on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Mrs. Kinsey was born December 7, 1927 in White County to the late ...
Merline Maund, 100, Sautee Nacoochee
Merline Maund, age 100 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Mrs. Maund was born October 15, 1916 in Howard Lake, MN to the late Harry and Lola May Magill. He ...
Sandra "Sandy" Ridgeway, 68, Cleveland
Sandra “Sandy” Ridgeway, age 68, of Cleveland, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glyndon and R ...
Ruth Turpin Vaughn, 100, Cleveland
Mrs. Ruth Vaughn, age 100, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017.  Mrs. Vaughn was born in Habersham County to the late Claude and Effie Flanagan Turpin.  Sh ...
Coy Junior Whitley, 69, Cleveland
Coy Junior Whitley, age 69 formerly of Cleveland passed away at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon on June 18, 2017.  Coy was born on August 3, 1947 to the late Cortez Whitley a ...
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.
'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the film "The Avengers," has died
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