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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Andrew Kyle Yarbrough, 22, Dawsonville
Andrew Kyle Yarbrough 22, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on July 9,2017. Andrew is survived by his parents Joshua and Tami Yarbrough of Dawsonville, GA and his sisters Siera and ...
Harold William Mooney, 78, Dawsonville
Mr. Harold William Mooney, age 78 of Dawsonville, (formerly of Gainesville) passed away peacefully at his home Friday, July 21, 2017.   He is survived by his wife of 60 ...
Nora L. Neal, 93, Dawsonville
Nora L. Neal, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at The Bell Minor Home following a period of declining health. Born April 7, 1924 to the late Earl and Mae Rola ...

Forsyth

Mr. Richard Danforth “Dick” Hinkley, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Dick was born in Greenfield, MA on May 1 ...
John Richard McKenney Sr. 54 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 21, 2017. He was predeceased in death by his father Richard McKenney. He is survived his mother Betty McKenne ...
Enoch Emmon Morrow, 95, Cumming
Enoch Emmon Morrow, age 95, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was born in Violet, NC and a graduate of Murphy High School in Murphy, NC. After high school, he ...
Marie Barnes Welch went home to the healing presence of her Lord on July 17, 2017. She was born in Ellijay, Georgia, December 1, 1946, to the late Harley and Ruby Barnes.  ...
James D. (Jim) Garner,Sr., 85, of Cumming, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Jim was a native of Marietta, graduating from Marietta High School ...
MacKean James Robertson, a recent graduate of Georgia Cyber Academy, former Forsyth Central High School student, and life-long resident of Cumming, Georgia, died suddenly in a moto ...

Gwinnett

Valla Jo Clifton, 89, Dacula
Valla Jo Clifton, age 89, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Dr. Matthe ...
Denise Ivy Little Harrington, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alyce Peaks Little; and brother, Terrence Little ...
James E. McCoy, 75, Buford
James E. McCoy passed away on July 19, 2017 .  He was 75.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Terrell McCoy, daughter, Susan M. McCorkle and husband Skip; granddaughters, K ...
Margie Robinson McGill, 40, Sugar Hill
Margie Robinson McGill, age 40, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Delaine Stephens. She is survived by her husband of ...
Edwin Adams Jr., 89, Buford
Patrolman Edwin Adams Jr. badge 101 circa early 1950s Edwin Adams Jr., age 89, died on Friday July 14, 2017 at the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care facility in Cumming, Geo ...
Keith Bennett, 57, Buford
Keith Bennett, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew David Bennett; grandparents, Jonce and Clara Bell Pruitt ...
Myrtle “Granny” Garner, 75, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 17, 1941 to the ...
Barbara Ann Banks Varnadoe, 82, Lawrenceville
Barbara Ann Banks Varnadoe, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017. She is survived by her children, Gina and Mark Mancincelli, Sugar Hill, GA, Cindy G ...

Habersham

Janice Irene Webb, 75, Demorest
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Janice Irene Alexander Webb, age 75 of Demorest. Janice passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Funeral services are s ...

Hall

William John Bender, Jr, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. William John Bender, Jr., age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satu ...
Lisa Ann Castleberry, 52, Gainesville
Miss Lisa Ann Castleberry, age 52, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday July 20, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Lisa was born on January 27, 19 ...
Edna Gale (Foster/Hoback) Colunga 86, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on July 18th, 2017. She was predeceased in death by her parents and her 8 siblings. She is survived by he ...
David E. Cranmer, 51, Gainesville
David E. Cranmer, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away on July 13, 2017.  No services will be held at this time. Memorial Park North.
Brenda Frasier, 69, Gillsville
Brenda Frasier, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on July 15, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.
Ruby Lee Jordan, 91, Gainesville
Ruby Lee Jordan, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Morningside of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm i ...
Travis Lee Motes, 79, Gainesville
            Mr. Travis Lee Motes, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical C ...
Jeannette Whitmire Tilley, 78, Gainesville
Jeannette Whitmire Tilley, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017. She is survived by her children, Dodie Tilley, Gainesville, GA, and Derek Tilley, Gaines ...
Darrel Beaver, 75, Gainesville
Darrel  Beaver, 75 of Gainesville passed away Sunday July 16, 2017 at his residence. Born in Richwood, West Virginia, Mr. Beaver had lived in Hall County since 2000.  ...
Russell Teague Copeland, 61, Gainesville
Russell Teague Copeland, 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday July 17th, after his short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lisa, sons Andrew and Z ...
Brandon Michael Hutcheson, 22, Murrayville
Brandon Michael Hutcheson, age 22, of Murrayville, GA passed away Friday, July 21, 2017.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Fune ...

Jackson

Faye Roberts Chatham, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Roberts Chatham, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 19, 2017. Mrs. Chatham was born in Carnesville, Georgia, a daught ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Ann “Marty” Benson Cooper, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Mrs. ...
Mildred Estes Mattingly, 92, Commerce
Mildred Estes Mattingly, age 92 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.   Born in Apple Valley, GA on July 01, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Guy Tho ...
George Rufus Duffell, 83, Jefferson
George Rufus Duffell, age 83 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.   Born in Comer, GA on February 24, 1934, Mr. Duffell was the son of the late Horace ...
Chad Hix, 36, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Chad Hix, age 36 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Mr. Hix was born in Athens, Georgia the so ...

Lumpkin

Judith Elaine Lancette, 66, Dahlonega
Mrs. Judith Elaine Lancette, age 66, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, July 17 at her daughters residence following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at th ...
Margaret Elizabeth Hames, 99, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hames, age 99, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hames was born on May 19, 1918 in Marietta, Georgia ...
Judith Elaine Lancette, 66, Dahlonega
Ms. Judith Elaine Lancette, 66, of Dahlonega, went to be with her Lord, July 17, 2017 at her daughter's residence following an extended illness.  She was the proud mother ...
Floyd S. Lawrence, 31, Dahlonega
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED  FOR 10 A.M. SATURDAY JULY 22, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M. AT WARD’S FUNERAL HOME FOR FLOYD SAMUEL LAWRENCE, 31 OF DAHLONEGA. THE REV. JAMES S ...

Other

Edward Francis Flannagan, Jr, 82, of Jasper, Ga. passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at his residence.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA.
Sheryl M. Frazier, 72, Smyrna
  Sheryl M. Frazier, age 72, of Smyrna, GA passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She is survived by her daughters, Susanne and Robert Fossali, Flowery Branch, GA, Kerry Bom ...
Patricia Gail McGee, 63, Comer
Patricia Gail McGee age 63 of Comer passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. McGee was born May 25, 1954 in Ann Arbor , Michigan to Donald & Sybil ...

Rabun

Martha “Marty” Ann Lanning Munger, age 62, of Mountain City, GA, passed away on Thursday July 13, 2017. Marty was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmothe ...
Lynn Jiles Ward, 64, Clayton
Lynn Jiles Ward, 64, of Clayton, passed away on July 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Almon Jiles and Virginia Justus Ivester and worked as a librarian at North Georgi ...

Stephens

Gerald Earl McGraw, 85, Toccoa
Dr. Gerald Earl McGraw, age 85 of Deland, Florida and formerly of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Gerald Earl McGraw, Ph.D., the only child of C. Earl McGraw and Glad ...

Towns

Betty Hawes, 81, Hiawassee
Betty Hawes, age 81 of Hiawassee, passed away on July 13, 2017. No services will be held at this time. Memorial Park North.

White

Peter G. Bayliff, 63, Helen
Peter G.Bayliff, age 63 of Helen, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Pete wasborn May 24, 1954 in Ferndale, MI. Pete was known by many as “The Rock Man”, he created ...
Ronald Paul Roskosh, 83, Cleveland
Ronald Paul Roskosh, age 83 ofCleveland, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete atthis time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cl ...
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.