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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 19th, 2017

Banks

Keith Allan Mayne, 47, Homer
Keith Allan Mayne, age 47 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday, Oct.15, 2017.   Born in Neptune, NJ on September 27, 1970, Mr. Mayne was the son of Allan and Ellen Muscatel ...

Barrow

Jay Wendall Dillard, 49, Winder
Jay Wendall Dillard, age 49 of Winder passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017. Survivors include his mother Emily Doster and brother Billy Dillard. He is preceded in death by his fath ...

Dawson

Douglas Paul Galles, 72, Dawsonville
Douglas Paul Galles, 72, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by the love and comfort of his wife and two children on Sunday, October 8th. Doug was a graduate of Holy Name ...
John Vernon Bryant, 71, Marble Hill
John Vernon Bryant, 71, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at Season’s Hospice. Born September 16, 1946 in McKeesport, PA to the late Vernon and Josephine ...

Forsyth

Amy Leanne Evers, 35, Cumming
  Amy Leanne Evers 35, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother Bradley Hirtz. She is survived by her husband Chad Ever ...
Sarah N. Nichols, 79, Cumming
Sarah N. Nichols, age 79, a native of Forsyth County, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  She was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Mrs. ...
Adam Thomas Lakomiak, 31, Cumming
Adam Thomas Lakomiak, 31, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his residence.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA.  www.mcdona ...

Gwinnett

Lynn Turner Conn, 71, Buford
Lynn Turner Conn, age 71 of Buford, Georgia, died suddenly Saturday, October 14, 2017.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Hamilton Mi ...
Frank W. Zielazienski, Jr, 82, Sugar Hill
Frank W. Zielazienski, Jr., age 82, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Mr. Zielazienski is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Carol J. Zielaziens ...
Johnnie West Glaze, 93, Buford
Johnnie West Glaze, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Ora West; sister, Wylena West Brown; brothers, J. ...
Joel Craig Samples, 58, Buford
Joel Craig Samples, age 58, of Buford, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, October 16, 2017 after a long battle with ALS. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oc ...
Allen Arthur Snyder, 84, Buford
Allen Arthur Snyder, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Mr. Snyder is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Tim and Nicky Snyder, Buford, GA, Alle ...

Hall

Rosa Vazquez de Alba, 72, Gainesville
 Mrs. Rosa Vazquez de Alba age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Judy Carlan, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Carlan, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October ...
John Richard Garrett, 77, Gainesville
John Richard Garrett, age 77, of Gainesville, GA went home to be with our Lord on October 15, 2017. A  funeral mass will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at S ...
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, 62, Gainesville
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, age 62, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmot ...
Larry Douglas Stowers, 59, Murrayville
Larry Douglas Stowers age 59 of Murrayville, GA passed away on October 13, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born August 30, 1958 to parents Winfred and Lucy Black Stowers, he was a ...
Mrs. Betty Sue (Barnes) Thomas, age 81 of Clermont, passed on October 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Betty Sue was born on March 27, 1936 in Hall Coun ...
Mark Christopher Anderson, 39, Gainesville
Mark Christopher Anderson, 39 of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 14, 2017. Born in Fulton County, Mark had lived in Hall County for most of his life.  He was a gra ...
Robert Andrew Buckley, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Andrew Buckley, 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 10, 2017 following a sudden illness. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Buckle ...
Barbara 'Bonnie' Carroll, 66, Gainesville
Barbara (Bonnie) Carroll, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Carroll was born May 14, 1951 in Dallas, Texas t ...
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91, Gainesville
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91 of Gainesville passed away Monday October 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gailey was the so ...
Charles E. Grant, 93, Oakwood
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Kenneth Gene Greenway, 70, Gainesville
Kenneth Gene Greenway, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 14, 2017. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...
Mr. Eddie Ray Overby went to his heavenly home to be with his family and loved ones. He requested no services to be held. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, ...
Elsie Mae Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Rutherford, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Edith Sargent Seabolt, 99, Gainesville
Edith Sargent Seabolt, known to family and friends as “Aunt Edith”, passed away early Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 99 and 11 months. Funeral services will ...
Nelwyn Turk, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Nelwyn Turk, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Emory University Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held on Satur ...
Willie David Walker, Jr, 46, Braselton
 Mr. Willie David Walker, Jr., age 46 of Braselton, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton Campus. Mr. Walker was born Jul ...

Jackson

Shavon Griffin Moore, 37, Commerce
Shavon Griffin Moore, age 37, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Penny Dyer Griffin. Mrs. Moore is survived by her hus ...
 Mitchell “Michael” Lamar Thompson, age 53 of Pendergrass, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.& ...

Lumpkin

Ms. Patricia Hardin Abercrombie of Dahlonega passed away from a sudden illness. Born January 3rd, 1953, to parents WA and Christine Hardin, Pat lived most of her life in Dahlone ...
Frank Adrian Boston, 44, Dahlonega
Mr. Frank Adrian Boston, age 44, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Frank was born in Hall County on March 23, 1973.  He has lived in Lumpkin County his en ...
Roberta Ann McDaniel, 76, Dahlonega
 Roberta Ann McDaniel, age 76, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of Georgia went home to be with The Lord.  She was a kind, comp ...

Other

Sara Louise Collins Ansley, 80, Seneca, SC
Mrs. Sara Louise Collins Ansley, age 80 of 303 Hemlock Drive, Seneca, South Carolina passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. A da ...
Robert Elmer Raybon, 81, Wendell, NC
Robert Elmer Raybon (81) of Wendell, NC died at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, GA on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  He had been in declining health for several weeks. He ...
Joseph John Roehrig III “Joe”, passed away on October 13, 2017 at Dekalb Medical Hospital near his home in Tucker, GA. Joe was born on December 20, 1949 in Queens, N ...
Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, Monroe
Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, of Monroe, GA (whose heart and mind was always at the beach) passed away on October 15, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1959. A wife, mom, Nonnie, CiCi, ...
David George Adams, 63, Fair Play, SC
Mr. David George Adams, age 63 of North Fleetwood Lane in Fair Play, S.C. passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Thomas Cliff and Sarah Head A ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William H. “Bill” Duhling Jr., age 86, of Monroe, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday October 14, 2017.  Mr. Du ...

Rabun

It is with great sadness that the family of Kelly Marie Cook Ramey announces her sudden passing. Kelly was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 25, 1974 and passed away on Octob ...

Stephens

Emily Ann Meeks Cash, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Emily Ann Meeks Cash, age 81 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Bee Hive Assisted Living Facility. A daughter of the late Jess J. and Minnie Lee Colli ...
Wayne Youngblood, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Wayne Youngblood, age 91 of 138 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Frank and Violet Lo ...
Raymond Stumpf, 94, Toccoa
Missionary, pastor, counselor. Raymond Stumpf, son of the late Nelson and Charlotte Stumpf, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017 at the age of 94.  He was born on Nov ...

White

Dennis Alexander, Cleveland
Dennis Alexander passed away October 6th 2017 at his rural home in the northeast Georgia mountains.  Dennis was born in the Harvey Hospital on March 27, 1938 to John and H ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton