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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 9th, 2016

Forsyth

Reita Gilleland, 85, Cumming
Reita Gilleland, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver City on February 7, 2016 after many years of extended illness. Reita was the former owner of two popular Cumming R ...
John Edward Regensburg, 76, Cumming
John Edward Regensburg, 76, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on February 2, 2016.  Born in Beckley, W VA he was the son of the late John and Lena Regensburg. ...
George Robert Whelchel, 78, Cumming
George Robert Whelchel, age 78, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on February 6, 2016.  George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany and faithfully attended Pleasant ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Clovia June Parker Grogan Harper, age 70 of Demorest will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment ...
Homer Lee Howard, 84, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Homer Lee Howard, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bria ...
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, Mt. Airy
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, of Mt. Airy passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.          Services will be ...
Leon Walters, 74, Mt. Airy
Mr. Leon Walters, age 74, of Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.    A ...

Hall

  Dr. Leslie Raymond Bassett, age 93 of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial services are scheduled for Satur ...
David Lee Ivey, 73, Gainesville
    Mr. David Lee Ivey, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, following a brief illness. ...
Patricia Ann Dinda, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Ann Dinda, age 71, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A Celebration of Life will be held by the fa ...
Randy Donald Howard, 50, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Ward's  Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Donald Howard age 50 of Gainesville. Billie Jo Clark and ...
Otis T. Milsap, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Otis T. Millsap age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia passed on February 6, 2016. Arrangements announced later.  Young’s Funeral Home,   Roger Young Fun ...
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, Gainesville
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, died February 4, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lanier Village Estates, outside of Gainesville.  She was born Ja ...
Gloria Rose (Decker) Strautman, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia (formerly of Fairborn, Ohio) passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sud ...
Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, 76, Gainesville
           Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Halcyon House following ...
Kathy Elaine Williams, 53, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathy Elaine Williams age 53 of Gainesville, Georgia passed on February 7, 2016. Arrangements announced later.  Young’s Funeral Home,   Roger Youn ...

Jackson

Perry Lynn Burgess, 56, Jefferson
Perry Lynn Burgess, age 56, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 7:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...
Rudolph Gaines, 65, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rudolph Gaines, age 65, of Nicholson, who passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time ...

Lumpkin

Susann Rilla Hirst, 75, Dahlonega
Susann Rilla Hirst, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016  She was devoted to her family, students and faith in the Lord Jesus Chr ...
Kim Douglas Allison, age 58, a longtime resident of Lumpkin County passed away February 5, 2016.   Kim was an Army veteran.  He was a family man and really loved hi ...
Dr. John H. East, Jr, 69, Dahlonega
Dr. John H. East, Jr., 69, of Dahlonega passed away Monday February 8, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born August 10, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Jo ...
Ronnie Lee Mincey, 66, Dahlonega
Ronnie Lee Mincey, age 66, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 5, 2016 at his residence.   Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents Kermit and ...
Carlton Seitz, 95, Dahlonega
Carlton Seitz age 95 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 5, 2015 surrounded by his granddaughters. He was known as PawPaw to those who loved him most and was the most soft spo ...

Rabun

Martha Jo Queen, 79, Clayton
Our Beloved Mother, Martha Jo Queen, went home to heaven on February 08, 2016. She was born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 23, 1936 or sometime around then as her birth certifica ...

Stephens

Mrs. Tommie Agnes LeCroy McCollum, age 72, of Collins Road, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce, Ga.  ...

White

Ruby Merle Buckholts, 85, Cleveland
Ruby Merle Buckholts, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016.  Mrs. Buckholts was born October 18, 1930 in Sparks, GA to the late Roy and Essie Barton Ro ...
David Etris, N/A, Cleveland
David Etris, of Cleveland passed away Monday, February 08, 2016.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland. www.a ...
Kenneth "Shorty" Gilreath, 75, Cleveland
Kenneth “Shorty” Gilreath, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by B ...
Jeanette Gurley, 85, Cleveland
Jeanette Gurley, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, C ...
Mary Ruth Johnson, 88, Helen
Mary Ruth Johnson, age 88, of Helen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 20, 1927 to Mae and Irvin Smith.  She is preceded in death ...
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died in South Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to e...
Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died
NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wedn...
MRN Radio legend Barney Hall passes away at age 83
Longtime radio broadcaster Barney Hall, considered by many to be the voice of NASCAR and the Motor Racing Network, passed away Tuesday, according to the MRN website.
Glenn Frey, Eagles co-founder who mastered mix of rock and country and helped define 1970s with hits like 'Hotel California,' dies
NEW YORK (AP) — As the Eagles co-founder, singer and songwriter Glenn Frey mastered the mix of rock 'n' roll and country music, and the band's hits — including "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy," b...
British actor Alan Rickman, sensual screen villain in the 'Harry Potter' saga and other films, dies at 69
LONDON (AP) — British actor Alan Rickman, a classically trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69.Rickman's family said that the act...
David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, has died
NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound — and the look — of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died of cancer Sun...
Fouts, retired Hall County principal, dies at 79
A long-time Hall County educator and principal has died at the age of 79
Racing legend Marvin Panch passes away at age 89
Marvin Panch, NASCAR racer and the winner of the 1961 Daytona 500, passed away on New Year’s Eve. Panch collected 17 victories over 15 seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,