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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 19th, 2017

Banks

Blakley Eugene Lewallen, 84, Macon, formerly of Banks County
Blakley Eugene Lewallen, age 84, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Whitfield Funer ...

Barrow

Royce E. Bunn, Sr, 76, Winder
Mr. Royce E. Bunn, Sr., age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017.  He was preceded by His Wife, Reba Elder Bunn, Parents, Richard and Lillian Bunn, and Brothers ...
Kendall Darrell Wolf, 66, Auburn
Kendall Darrell Wolf, age 66, of Auburn passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Kenny was born September 14, 1950 in Lexington, Kentucky, the secon ...

Dawson

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, Dawsonville
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on January 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. She is predecea ...
Katherine Coleman, 83, Dawsonville
Katherine Coleman, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born August 15, 1933 in Milto ...
Eleanor H. King, 98, Dawsonville
Eleanor H. King, age 98 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  Services will be held at a later date. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ge ...

Forsyth

Anne J. Martin, 76, Cumming
Anne J. Martin, age 76, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ford Martin; a daughters, Marlana Martin and Lori Martin; gr ...
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76, Cumming
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 16, 2017.  He was born on July 20, 1941, the son of the late Herschel Roney Bearden and Mary Lanete Baxter in A ...
Cumming, Ga. – Donald Anthony Cottongim, 82, died Monday evening, January 16, 2017.   He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Martha, three children, Dennis, Marian, ...
My name is Dawn Thackery and it is with a happy, full and content heart that I have finished my service on this earthly plane and passed away on January 12, 2017. I was the younges ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Leonard Swofford, age 73, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Joe was born in 1943, to the late Leonard and Ida Mae Swofford. He was a member of Shady ...

Habersham

Hesequiel Hernandez, 60, Cornelia
Hesequiel Hernandez, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Abasolo, Guanajuato on January 12, 1957, he was a son of the ...
Edward Blackshear Brown Jr., 71, Turnerville
Celebration of Life services for Edward Blackshear Brown Jr., 71, of Turnerville, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, Clarkesville, w ...
Mary Justus Cross Franklin, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Justus Cross Franklin, age 95 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Kenn ...
Linda Fay Griffith, 65, Demorest
Linda Fay Griffith, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017. Mrs. Griffith was born on May 23, 1951, in Demorest, Georgia, to the ...
Heather Dawin Landers London, 32, Clarkesville
Heather Dawn Landers London, age 32 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Demorest, Georgia ...
Betty Ann Nix, 70, Clarkesville
Betty Ann Smallwood Nix, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Roanoke, Alabama on April 11, 1946, she was a daugh ...
Joyce Townsend, 70, Baldwin
Joyce Lee Streeter Townsend, age 70 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born in St. Lawrence, New York on December 5, 1946 she was a daughter of the l ...
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, 93, Demorest
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Deland, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017. Mrs. Wayne was born on November 17, 1923 in ...
    ANNIE BELL ZIMMERMAN YORK, age 86 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Born in Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia on June 02, 1930, she was ...

Hall

Amy Marie Couget, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Amy Marie Couget, 95, of Gainesville passed away on January 6, 2017 A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Jennifer Anne Perry, 56, Gainesville
Jennifer Anne Perry, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer. She had lived in Hall County for the past 11 years, and work ...
Larry Tate Ryder, 84, Flowery Branch
  Larry Tate Ryder, 84 of Flowery Branch, GA passed Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Ryder was ...
Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at New Horizon Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral service are sche ...
Martha Mize, 82, Gainesville
Martha Mize, age 82 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on January 13, 2017.  Services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Davina “Shaianne” Dawn Whitlow, age 46, of Alto passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, ...

Jackson

Margie Crawford, 88, Nicholson
Mrs. Margie Crawford, age 88, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Crawford was born in Maysville to the late Luther and Dec ...
Dumitru Roman, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dumitru Roman 85, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Roman was born in Bucharest, Romania on Sept ...
Raymond F. Shapland, 85, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Raymond F. Shapland, age 85 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Shapland was born in Dwight, Illi ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Corene Durden Thomas, age 100 of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Birmingham who entered into rest Sunday, January 15, 2017.&n ...
Mary Gary Tuggle, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Gary Tuggle, age 83 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, January 15, 2017.  Mrs. Tuggle was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

John Abercrombie, 86, Dahlonega
John Abercrombie, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Tuesday January 18, 2017. Johnny was born on December 6, 1930 and was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57, Dahlonega
Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57 of Dahlonega, GA passed Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Hal ...

Other

Ola Mae Barbee Allen, 94, Rogers Community
Mrs. Ola Mae Barbee Allen celebrated her 94th birthday Sunday, January 15, 2017 at her home in the Rogers Community of Madison County surrounded by family and friends.  Then s ...
Randall Allan “Randy” Atkins, 72 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on January 14, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1944 the son of the late Kelly Monroe Atkins and K ...
Norris W. Martin, 72, Alpharetta
Norris W. Martin, age 72 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017.  He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doug ...
Helen J. Henry, 83, Murphy, NC
Helen J. Henry 83 of Murphy, NC passed Monday, January 16, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, ...

Rabun

Cletis Ralph (C.R.) Fritts, Sr., age 80, of Roswell, GA passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.  C.R. was born August 14, 1936 in Loudon, TN to the late Dexter Lawson and Mattie ...

Stephens

Thomas Joel Edwards, 45, Toccoa
Thomas Joel Edwards (Tommy), 45, of Toccoa Georgia died unexpectedly Monday January 9th, 2017 in Toccoa. A son of Gayle Anderson Edwards and the late Tom Edwards, he was born Se ...
Mr. Robert “Bob” Nelson Hurley, age 85 of 295 Davis Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. A son of the late Geor ...
James Edwin Madison, 87, Toccoa
Mr. James Edwin Madison, age 87, of 51 Smith Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday January 12, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late William and Edna Jacquay Madison, he was ...

White

Easton Cain, 3, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Easton Cain, 3, of Cleveland, Georgia. Easton passed away on January 17, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, ...
Martha G. Bruner, 78, Cleveland
Martha G. Bruner, age 78 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of Cl ...
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, 52, Cleveland
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, age 52, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79 of Cleveland, GA passed Wednesday, January 11, 2017.      Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little &am ...
June Sprouse, 66, Cleveland
June Sprouse, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Sprouse was born on October 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late   ...
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure
Jackson County commissioner Dwain Smith dies at age 74
The Nicholson man who represented District 4 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has died.
'Growing Pains' star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69
Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at age 69
Owner of Gold's, other department stores in Ga. and SC, dies at the age of 90
The man who owned and operated Gold's Department Store in downtown Cornelia for decades has passed away at the age of 90.
All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio
Hewell's Pottery matriarch dies
​Grace N. Hewell, a well-known Gillsville folk potter and member of the Hewell's Pottery family has died.