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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 25th, 2018

Banks

Sybil Tucker Simpkins, 92, Commerce
Sybil Tucker Simpkins, age 92 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Born on July 9, 1925 in Carnesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Eula Westbro ...

Barrow

Curtis Robert Peace, 91, Bethlehem
  Curtis Robert Peace, 91, of Bethlehem passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sa ...

Dawson

Errol Myron Carpenter, Jr, 90, Dawsonville
Errol Myron Carpenter, Jr., 90, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born on October 24, 1927 in Providence, RI, the son of Errol Myron and Annie ...

Forsyth

Robert “Bob” Wellman Cornell, age 81 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was a former member of the First Christian Church in Cumming, GA. Bob was an a ...
Robert Dominick Oliverio, age 82, of Cumming GA, passed away April 20, 2018. He served honorably in the United States Army and is survived by his son, Steven Oliverio (Shelley) ...
Delores “Dollie” Ellison, age 74 of Cumming, passed away Friday, April 20th, 2018. She was the owner/co-owner of Ellison Manufacturing Co. Inc. for 30 years She is s ...

Gwinnett

Milva Claudine Williamson, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gailyne Chambers; son, Billy Williamson, Jr.; and ...
Bob L. Bray, 76, Suwanee
Bob L. Bray, age 76, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia Bray, Suwanee, GA; children, Timothy Scot Bra ...
Mildred Burel, 99, Buford
Miss Mildred Burel, age 99, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Leila Sloan Burel; sister, Hazel Burel Od ...
Mildred Youngblood Carr, 71, Sugar Hill
Mildred Youngblood Carr, age 71, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Flora Youngblood; sisters, Ruth Ad ...
Louise Beard Greeson, 101, Buford
Louise Beard Greeson, age 101, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Brown Greeson; infant son, Larry; sisters, Frankie ...
Linda Lea Rentz Mothershed, 76, Loganville
Linda Lea Rentz Mothershed, age 76, of Loganville, GA passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Rentz and Mary Rentz; step father, ...
Peter A. Rheaume, 69, Buford
Peter A. Rheaume, age 69 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. Mr. Rheaume has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Zion H ...

Habersham

Robert A. “Bob” Caldarelli, 80, Clarkesville
Robert A. “Bob” Caldarelli, age 80, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, following a brief illness. Mr. Caldarelli was born on May 19, ...
Grady Lee Chitwood, 87, Mt. Airy
Grady Lee Chitwood, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 22, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Chitwood was born on March 23, 1931, in ...
Dr. Curtis Delano Bradford, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away peacefully and with dignity on Monday, April 23, 2018. Dr. Bradford was born on May 21, 1940, in Vernon, Te ...
Ronnie Ray Lingerfelt, 56, Cornelia
Ronnie Ray Lingerfelt, age 56 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Georgia on September 27, 1961, he was a son of R ...

Hall

Mona Lee Brooks, 77, Gainesville
 Ms. Mona Lee Brooks, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at her residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services to be held at a later dat ...
Anne Cook Neal, Gainesville
Anne Cook Neal passed away on Thursday, April 19. The daughter of Annie Colson and Oscar Edward Cook, she was born April 4, 1931 in Washington County. A graduate of Tennille Hig ...
Keven Perez, 25, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keven Perez, age 25, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Memorial Services will be 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park So ...
Ryan Siple, 26, Gainesville
Ryan Siple, 26, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funera ...
Mr. Ronald Douglas Blackwell passed away April 22, 2018 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the ...
Lois Ann Bryant, 69, Gainesville
Lois Ann Bryant, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Th ...
Deoborah Marilyn Jones Cole, 66, Flowery Branch
  Ms. Deborah Marilyn Jones Cole, age 66 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   ...
Ida Joyce Robinson Dean, 81, Gillsville
Ida Joyce Robinson Dean, age 81, of Gillsville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:00 ...
Ruth Glynn Miller Jackson, 87, Flowery Branch
  Ruth Glynn Miller Jackson, 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away April 19, 2018 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, ...
Irene Laspeyre, 95, Lula
Irene Laspeyre age 95 of Lula, Ga. Died Saturday April 21, 2018 at a private nursing home in Gainesville, Ga. A Memorial service will be held at 4 pm Tuesday April 24 at the Hil ...
Sharon Batson Lynn, 50, Gainesville
  Mrs. Sharon Batson Lynn, age 50 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Gainesville, Georgia after an extended illness. Mrs. Lynn was born Febr ...
Kathleen Gail "Kathy" Merritt, 70 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will b ...
Kathleen Gail "Kathy" Merritt, 70 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will b ...
John George Morris Jr., 77, Gainesville
John George Morris Jr., 77, of Gainesville was welcomed into heaven on April 21st at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  While comforted and prayed over ...
Manuel Oblea-Suarez, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Manuel Oblea-Suarez, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ...
Jimmy Lee Smith, 64, Clermont
Jimmy Lee Smith, 64, of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta following a year-long battle with AML leukemia. Born in Gainesville, Jim ...
Maria Angela Turcios, Gainesville
Maria Angela Turcios passed away April 20, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Memor ...
Emma Ruth Weaver, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Emma Ruth Weaver, age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, April 16, 2018.  

Jackson

Hans Hinreiner, 89, Hoschton
Hans Hinreiner, age 89, of Hoschton, Georgia, a previous resident of Mechanicsville, VA, passed away on Saturday, April, 14, 2018.  Hans was born on January 9, 1929 in Heilbro ...

Lumpkin

Jason Monroe Caldwell, 40, Dahlonega
Jason Monroe Caldwell, age 40 of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. Jason was born in Hall County on October 17, 1977. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandf ...
Douglas Wayne Loggins, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Wayne Loggins, age 67 of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. Doug was born in Hall County on December 2, 1950 to the late Henry Kelsey and Nellie Mae Marti ...
Edward Whonic, 62, Dahlonega
Edward Whonic, 62, of Dahlonega, Georgia suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage on April 10, 2018 at approximately 4 a.m. while assisting the University of North Georgia NCAA precision ...

Other

Frank Delane Pearson, 84, Danielsville
Mr. Frank Delane Pearson, age 84, of Danielsville died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Pearson was born in Athens to the late, Harvey N. and Bertie Mae Goodr ...
Clifford Daniel Aaron, 94, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 “Tip” Aaron was born in 1924 in Athens, Georgia to the late Ernest E. and Jerusha W. Aaron. He was pr ...
Benny Wheeler, 59, Canton
Benny Wheeler, 59, of 2969 Trinity Church Road, Canton Ga. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 23, 2018, after waging a private and courageous fight against cancer. ...
Mr. Hubert Shuratt Whitworth, age 83, of Whitworth Road in Lavonia, Georgia passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the residence. A son of the late Hugh W. and Ether Mae Whitl ...

Stephens

Thelma Garner Pace, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Thelma Garner Pace, age 96, of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Charles LaFayette Garner and Sara Fuller Garner, s ...

White

Donald Horace Dockery, 80, Cleveland
  Donald Horace Dockery age 80, of Cleveland passed away Monday April 23, 2018. Mr. Dockery was born in White County the son of the late Wesley and Martha Lou Etris Do ...
Freddie Leon Harris, 68, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Freddie Leon Harris, age 68 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on April 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Harris; son and daughter ...
Henry Edwin Reed, 89, Cleveland
Henry Edwin Reed, 89 of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 201 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.