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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2015

Barrow

Dorothy Davis Wilson, 84, Winder
Mrs. Dorothy Davis Wilson, age 84, of Winder, Georgia died July 5, 2015.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded by Her Husband of 68 years, James Olin “Jimmy” Wilson, ...
Ginger Dianne Gentry, 62, Winder
Ginger Dianne Gentry, age 62, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Randolph Swafford, 85, Winder
   Mr. Randolph Swafford, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 7, 2015.  A Barrow County Native, he was the Son of the late Charlie and Tomie Harbin Swafford. ...
Judy Taylor, 65, Winder
Ms. Judy Taylor, age 65, of Winder, Georgia died July 4, 2015 at her residence. A Native of Parks, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Robert Edward and Maxine Webb Hitch ...
Frances Ward, 82, Winder
   Mrs. Frances Ward, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 5, 2015.  A Native of Blount County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Virgie Harr ...

Dawson

Cooper Reaves Mitchell, 15, Dawsonville
Cooper Reaves Mitchell, 15, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 3, 2015. Born November 3, 1999, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Cooper was a sophomore at D ...

Forsyth

David 'Sy' Goodwin, 49, Cumming
Major David “Sy” Goodwin, age 49, of Cumming, GA died July 4, 2015.   David was very patriotic and served his country in the U.S. Army. He served during Dese ...
Rachel Montree Martin, 84, Cumming
Rachel Montree Martin, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July  3, 2015. She was with The Forsyth County Board of Education for 30 years retiring as a secretary at Sawn ...
Michael William Parrott, 58, of Cumming, GA passed away on June 30, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Cum ...
Peter Martin Vis, 54, Cumming
Peter Martin Vis, 54, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He proudly served his nation in the United States Navy, was a Master Gardener and Boy Scout Volunteer. He w ...

Gwinnett

Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, Buford
Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on July 3rd.  The ceremony service will be held at 2PM on July 7th at Rudders Funera ...
Doris Bell Anderson Heath, beloved wife, mother & grandmother passed July 6th, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  Doris was born Sept 11, 1928 in White Plai ...
Joe William Pruett, 71, Braselton
Joe William Pruett, age 71 of Braselton, GA died, Monday, July 06, 2015, after a long extended illness of MDS and Leukemia. Joe was born in Albertville, AL on March 5, 1944 to the ...
James W. “Jimmy” Simpson, age 81 of Buford, GA died suddenly Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Robert Hugh Sutton, 68, Buford
Robert Hugh Sutton, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Samuel Sutton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seve ...

Habersham

Dorene Barrett, 79, Cornelia
Dorene Barrett, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Barrett was born on February 17, 1936 in Denver, Colora ...
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, 83, Turnerville
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, age 83, of Turnerville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2015. Mrs. Crouch was born November 22, 1931 in Americus, Georgia to the ...
  John H. Myers, SR., age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Mr. Myers was born on June 29, 1922 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Burt and L ...
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, Demorest
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Thelma Rea Corn Shook, age 68 of Demorest, who passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.   Arrangements are incom ...
Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at his residence. Born in Hall County on June 6, 1949, he was a son of the late M. E. “ ...

Hall

Martha Ann Peck Brooks, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Martha Ann Peck Brooks age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 03, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nbs ...
William (Kenneth) Beasley, 85, Gainesville
           William (Kenneth) Beasley, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at his residence.   ...
Donnie Lamar Brown, 39, Oakwood
Mr. Donnie Lamar Brown, age 39 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
John Cook, 71, Flowery Branch
John Thomas Cook, 71, of Flowery Branch, GA died on July 4, 2015.  Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Cook.  He served in the US Army and ...
P.L. Grant, Jr., 89, Gainesville
P.L. Grant went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2015 after a brief illness.  Born October 11, 1925, P.L. was a life-long resident of Gainesville, GA, and was married to ...
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, 63, Gainesville
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Kathy’s Personal Care Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Memorial servi ...
Rose Leggi, 97, Oakwood
Mrs. Rose Leggi, age 97, of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Waterford Assisted Living following an extended illness.         ...
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, Gainesville
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away July 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home.
Dana Michelle Frazier, 47, Gillsville
Mrs. Dana Michelle Frazier age 47 of Gillsville passed away on Saturday July 04, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           ...
Winnie Christine Pirkle, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 ...
Jeffrey A. Ries, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey A. Ries, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Patricia Trammell, 89, Clermont
Patricia Trammell age 89 of Clermont died July 4, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 8, 2015. In Strickland Fu ...
J. C. Turk, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. J.C. Turk of Flowery Branch passed away on the afternoon of July 6, 2015 resulting from an extended illness.  J.C. was being comforted by his family at the time of his pas ...

Jackson

Jerry Thomas Archer, 68, Commerce
              Mr. Jerry Thomas Archer, age 68, of Commerce, GA died July 6, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.&nbs ...
Helen Lanette Looney, 63, Tignall
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen Lanette Looney, age 63, of Tignall, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Looney was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a daug ...
John Barry Lavendar, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mr. Lavender was born in Athens and was the son of ...
John Barry Lavender, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this tim ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Louise Caldwell Reynolds, age 84 of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Brookville, ...
Gordon Schmidt, 82, Hoschton
Gordon Schmidt, age 82, of Hoschton and formerly of Marietta died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from illnesses.  Born in 1933, he was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and graduated from Go ...
Carolyn M. Scoggins, 63, Jefferson
Carolyn M. Scoggins, age 63 of Jefferson, GA died Friday, July 3, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Danny ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Geraldine Esther Bruce Adams, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away on July 6, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was a former Valedictorian of Dawson County High ...
Pegi Lauren Black, 68, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pegi Lauren Black, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga following the return of an extended illness. Born in Pari ...
Alonzo Cain Jr., 81, Dahlonega
Alonzo Cain Jr., age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his home following a short illness.   Junior was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpk ...
Phillip Anthony (Tony) Lingerfelt, 47, Boiling Springs, SC
Phillip Anthony “Tony” Lingerfelt, age 47, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA.   Tony lived ...

Other

Mrs. Bertie Mae Cheek Fitzgerald age 85 of Comer formerly of Pendergrass, Ga, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald ...
Janet Elaine Whittington Johnson, 53, of Colbert, GA passed away July 06, 2015   A native of Wilkes Co., Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Calvin and Betty Taylor Whittin ...
Clay Alan Lickteig, 52, Hayesville, NC
Clay Alan Lickteig, age 52, of Hayesville, NC, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Mr. Lickteig was a loving father and a devoted son. He was survived by his parents John and Marsh ...

Stephens

Victorene Rider Long, 89, Toccoa
Mrs. Victorene Rider Long, age 89 of 521 Long Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Clarence O ...
  LOUDERMILK, Doris Crump- died July 1, 2015 in Lavonia, Georgia from a battle with cancer.  Born November 10. 1933 in Franklin County, Georgia, she lived her lif ...
Kenneth Leo Stroud, 68, Toccoa
  Mr. Kenneth Leo Stroud, age 68 of 171 Hammond Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Leo and Gwinell Watkins Stro ...

Union

Billy J. Marr, 78, Suches
Billy J. Marr, age 78, of Suches, GA and formerly of the Mt. Moriah Community of Hoschton, GA passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Wesl ...

White

Frank Lee Baker Jr., 64, Sautee
Frank Lee Baker Jr. age 64, of Sautee passed away Friday July 3, 2015.  Mr. Baker was born in Fulton County the son of the late Frank Lee Baker Sr. and Sarah Adams Baker. & ...
Andrew Chembars, 73, Cleveland
Andrew Chembars, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
  William Pete Rocksandich, age 79, of Sautee, GA passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center. Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services ...
Longtime Gainesville-area GBI agent dies
A former GBI agent who was instrumental in the formation of the Appalachian Drug Task Force has died.
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
Gus Whalen, community businessman and philanthropist, dies at 70
Charles E. “Gus” Whalen, a Gainesville entrepreneur who turned the family manufacturing business that made corsets from the quills of fowls into a multigenerational educational facility, died Sunday. He was 70.
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died...
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...