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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 21st, 2017

Banks

Mike Greenway, 59, Maysville
Mr. Mike Greenway age 59 of Maysville, Ga passed away on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Sunday ...

Barrow

Frank D. Childress, 63, Auburn
  Frank D. Childress, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Childress; and mother, Beulah Rhoden ...

Dawson

Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1936 in Sw ...

Forsyth

Dolores (Dee) Hursey, 87, Cumming
Dolores (Dee) Hursey, age 87, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Hursey and daughter, Diane (Dodi) Sams. Survivors include ...
Civil Engineer, Loving Husband, Great Dad, Harry "Pete" Jones, began his journey to be with The Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He leaves behind his loving wife of ...
J.D. Kirby, 72, Cumming
J.D. Kirby, 72, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. A member of New Harmony Baptist Church, J.D. loved the outdoors, photography, trout fishing and campin ...
Richard L. Knight, 70, Cumming
Richard L. Knight, 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017.  A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Vietnam and a member of VFW Po ...
Victoria Vizueth, inf, Cumming
Infant Victoria Vizueth 1 day old passed away on September 18, 2017. Visitation will be on September 21, 2017 from 12pm - 1pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral s ...

Gwinnett

David Ross Beaver, 67, Sugar Hill
  Mr. David Ross Beaver, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife, Patricia Norris Beaver, Sugar Hill, GA; ch ...
Robert Wayne Galloway, 66, Sugar Hill
Robert Wayne Galloway, age 66, of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept ...
William Jacob “Will” Oesterreich, age 30, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Saturday, September 16, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at ...
Robert Van Stanford, 87, Lilburn
  Robert Van Stanford, 87, of Lilburn, GA passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017.  Mr. Stanford was born in Atlanta, GA, the eldest of 4, to William and Celeste ...
Billy Daniel Turner, 79, Dacula
Mr. Billy Daniel Turner, 79, of Dacula, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born on December 21, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late James Leste ...

Habersham

Michael Adam Hicks, 37, Mt. Airy
  Michael Adam Hicks, age 37 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on June 3, 1980, Mr. Hicks was a 1998 graduate of Habe ...
Rev. Grover Garrison Murphy, age 82 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his residence. Born in Hall County, Georgia on April 27, 1935, he was a son of the late G ...
Ella Mae Stamey, 77, Demorest
Ella Mae Stamey, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Mrs. Stamey was born on February 16, 1940, in Clayton, Georgia; a daughter of the late ...
Ohlen O’Neal “Bo” Miller, age 67 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. ...
Carolyn Diehl Tomlin Newlon, 73, took her Heavenly flight to be with the Lord, September 15,2017. Carolyn was born January 25, 1944 in Sanford, FL to Ralph and Una Deihl. She wa ...
Jeanette Broeker Pickle, 78, Mt. Airy
Jeanette Broeker Pickle, 78, woke up in the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday September 10, 2017, at approximately 12:30PM. She will be dearly missed by her Knight in Shini ...
Donnie Seay, 59, Martin formerly of Demorest
Donnie Seay, age 59 of Martin, Georgia formerly of Demorest passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 ...

Hall

Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, Gainesville
Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bobby Gruhn.  She is survived by her son and d ...
Jerry Cleveland Lomax, 62, Gillsville
Jerry Cleveland Lomax, age 62 of Gillsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Lomax was born in Gainesville, GA to the late Raymond ...
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., 86, Gainesville
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away September 19, 2017 at his residence. Mr. McEntire was born March 6, 1931 to the late Mr. Donald Hood McEntire, ...
Christiane Maria Dabney, 68, Gainesville
Christiane Maria Dabney, 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her residence.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at ...
Glenda Elizabeth Edge Green, 63, Gainesville
Glenda Elizabeth Edge Green, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born June 7, ...
Marie Green, 91, Gainesville
Marie Thomas Green died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 on her 91st birthday at Orchard at Tucker Assisted Living.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Rich ...
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, Gainesville
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017 following complications from back surgery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, S ...
Hazel Richardson Jackson, 94, Gainesville
            Hazel Richardson Jackson was born on June 28, 1923, to Dessie Greenway Richardson and George Washington Richardso ...
Bobbie Jones, Gainesville
  Bobbie was born in Gainesville, Georgia on August 20, 1942 and passed away September 20, 2017. She was a graduate of Gainesville High School in 1960. Bobbie was the daugh ...
Margarita Lacayo, 55, Gainesville
Margarita Lacayo, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on September 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:30am on Saturday September 23, 2 ...
Willie James Palmer, 44, of Lula passed away on September 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 20 ...
Michael John Racki, 35, Flowery Branch
Michael John Racki, age 35, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is survived his wife of seven years, Stacie Krause Racki, Flowery Branch, GA; chil ...
Eleanor (Ellie) Galier Simon, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Eleanor (Ellie) Galier Simon, age 80, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Memorial Mass will be 12:00 p.m., ...
Cleveland Donald Pratt Thomas, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the realm of Heaven with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  ...
Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, 85, Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, age 85, of Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her fami ...

Jackson

Leland Keith Amos, 74, Hoschton
Leland Keith Amos, age 74, of Hoschton passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Mr. Amos was ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Christina Danielle Hamilton, age 27, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Mrs. Hamilton was born in ...
Dennis Lamar Thomas, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dennis Lamar Thomas, age 58, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Mr. Thomas was born in Athens, Georgia, a so ...

Lumpkin

Anita Milam Patterson of Dahlonega Georgia passed away September 14 at her home.  Anita is survived by Richard Lowry; her two daughters, Lori Pacheco and Michelle Dixon; and h ...
Thomas William Chastain, 30, Dahlonega
Thomas William Chastain, 30, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday September 18, 2017 following a brief illness. Thomas is survived by his parents Lynn and Lisa Puckett of Dahlonega. Sister ...
Thomas William Chastain, 30, Dahlonega
Thomas William Chastain, 30, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday September 18, 2017 following a brief illness. Thomas is survived by his parents Lynn and Lisa Puckett of Dahlonega. Sister ...
Martha Lee Folger, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Martha Lee Folger, age 75, of Dahlonega, formerly of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Chelsey Park Health and rehab following an extended ...
Charles "Chuck" Harms Jr., 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Charles “Chuck” James Harms Jr., age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Mr. Harms was born on December 31, 1952 in Perry, GA. He was prec ...
James Allen Head Sr, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. James Allen Head Sr., age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Mr. Head was born in Hall County on August 20, 1943 to the late Luther R. and Cona Bell G ...
Randy Lingerfelt, 60, Dahlonega
Mr. Randy Lingerfelt, age 60, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017.    Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral ...
Leroy Parks, Dahlonega
  Mr. Leroy Parks, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sept 19, 2017. He was born on June 20, 1930 in Gainesville, where he began living his full and happy li ...

Other

Marilyn Cahoon, 91, Connecticut
Marilyn Cahoon 91 of Connecticut passed away on September 17, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrange ...

Rabun

Joyce Frances McKay Wilbanks, age, 89 of  Lakemont Ga., passed away Sunday September 17, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1928 the daughter of the la ...

Union

Lillian Hughes, 88, Blairsville
Lillian Hughes, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away at Union County Nursing Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Lillian was born on March 3, 1929 in Amite, Louisiana to t ...

White

Harvey Russell Pruitt, 82, Cleveland
  Harvey Russell Pruitt, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Mr. Pruitt was born on June 19, 1935, in Dahlon ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69