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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 13th, 2017

Banks

Mary Sue Gailey, 103, Homer
Mrs. Mary Sue Gailey, age 103, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Gailey was born in Homer to the late Edward and Martha Hix Tabor. ...

Barrow

Mary Laverne Martin, 93, Winder
Mrs. Mary Laverne Martin, 93, of Winder passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. Private interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. Memorial Park Funeral ...
Willie Michael Simmons, age 66, of Winder passed away Monday, December 11, 2017.  Mr. Simmons served in the United States Army.  Survivors include his son Coleman Simmons ...

Dawson

Keith Yearwood, 50, Dawsonville
Keith Yearwood, age 50, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. He attended Etowah Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ha ...

Forsyth

Mary Jo Bettis, 84, Cumming
Mary Jo Bettis, age 84, departed this life on December 11th, 2017 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruell Bettis and her parents, J. L. Robbs ...
Joseph Alan Cervenka, 54, Cumming
Joseph Alan Cervenka, 54, of Cumming passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. His remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Cre ...
John Gary Clark, 80, Cumming
John Gary Clark, 80, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Cumming.  Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Jani ...
The smartest man in the world has died.  Donald Craig Mullenax was born in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in Arbovale, West Virginia in July of 1937 and died surrounded by ...
Mark Stephen “Steve” Nesbitt, Sr., age 64, of Cumming, GA., formerly of IL, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Emerick Nesbitt. ...
Atlanta area automobile dealer James A. Grotz, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017. He was President of Southern Lincoln Mercury, Decatur, GA. for 21 years, from 1981 t ...
Charles Edward Taylor, 77, Cumming
Charles Edward Taylor, age 77, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was retired from Peachstate Trucks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Joyce Mur ...
Betty Varnadoe, 76, Cumming
Betty Varnadoe 76, of Cumming passed away on December 12, 2017. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by M ...

Gwinnett

LaRuth Cook, 68, Snellville
LaRuth Cook, age 68, of Snellville passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. She loved cooking shows and baking. She loved arts, crafts, her bible, quilting and she enjoyed being ...
Maria Arlene Mison, 55, Buford
Maria Arlene Mison, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Artemio Mison. She is survived by her mother, Linda R. ...
Linda Dianne Cash, 69, Lawrenceville
Linda Dianne Cash, 69, passed away on November 11, 2017 in Lawrenceville, GA. She was born on October 30, 1948 in Atlanta, GA to Marion and Corene Roberts. Linda grew up in T ...
Shirley Ann Kimbrough, 67, Buford
Shirley Ann Kimbrough, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Tom Kimbrough, Buford, GA; children, Kasey K ...
Willie G. Williams, Sr., age 87, of Auburn, GA, died Friday, December 8, 2017. Mr. Williams has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Willie was born in Appling, ...

Habersham

Naomi "Bug" F. Campbell, 78, Cornelia
Naomi "Bug" F. Campbell, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 11, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Campbell wa ...
Patricia Brown Gallahar, 70, Demorest
Patricia Brown Gallahar, age 70, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Mrs. Gallahar was born on August 10, 1947 in West Vi ...
Maria Lara Martinez, age 37, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Born in San Andres Enguaro, Yuriria, Mexico on October 3, 1980, she was a daughter of Jesus Lara ...
Bessie Wix Poole, 76, Alto
Bessie Wix Poole, age 76, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Ms. Poole was born on January 29, 1941, in Lafayette, Tennessee, to the late Ernie and Clar ...

Hall

Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Emory Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 15, ...
Lisa Smith Schmidt, 53, Gainesville
Lisa Smith Schmidt, age 53, of Gainesville met her Lord and Savior on Tuesday Dec. 12th 2017. Mrs. Schmidt was born April 16th 1964 to the late Melvin and Corliss Smith.  ...
Mary Fae Jackson Smith, 100, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 14, 2017 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mary Fae Jackson Smith, age 100 of Gainesville. The Rev. Brian Malcolm, Rev. ...
Inez Scott Hulsey, 90, Gainesville
Inez Scott Hulsey, 90, of Gainesville,  passed away on Monday, December 11th, 2017. Inez spent her early childhood in south Georgia and moved to northern Hall County at a y ...
Sarah Ann Hurt, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Sarah Ann Hurt, 78, of Alto, Georgia formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3: ...
Ms. Eunice Mattielee Scarbrough Miller, at age 96, is at peace with the Lord on December 11, 2017. Born March 10, 1921 in Upshur County, Texas, later moving to San Leon, Kemah a ...
Jeraldine Paulette, 79, Buford
Jeraldine Paulette, age 79, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mrs. Paulette has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Jeraldine was born in McDonoug ...
Bonnelle Lawson Valentine, 95, Gainesville
Bonnelle Lawson (Bonnie) Valentine, 95, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the home she loved so much.  She was born October 14, 1 ...
Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, 70, Gainesville
Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, age 70, passed away peacefully at 10:00 A.M. Sunday morning December 10, 2017 at her home.   Loretta was born in Watkinsville, Georgia in 1947 to t ...

Jackson

John Thomas Dunn, 72, Hoschton
John Thomas Dunn, age 72, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Survivors include his wife Delores Dunn; son John Robert Dunn and wife Debbie; daughter Amy Bahls and husband Lawr ...
Q.D. Hubbard, Sr, 95, Commerce
Q.D. Hubbard, Sr age 95 of Commerce passed away December 11, 2017 at Brookside Assisted Living.   Mr. Hubbard was born May 16, 1922 in Homer to the late Ezekiel & E ...
Billy Ray Sanders, 82, Commerce
Mr. Billy Ray Sanders, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sanders was born in Homer to the late Williford and Ada Press Sanders.&nb ...
Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, 74, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, age 74, of Braselton, who passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mr. Smith was born ...
Henry Guevara, 73, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Henry Guevara, age 73 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 8, 2017.  Mr. Guevara was born in Venezuela, a ...
Ronald Louis Offutt, 75, Hoschton
Ronald Louis Offutt, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born in 1942 in Indianapolis, IN. He was of Methodist faith. He was a retired master electric ...
Tammy Free Saucier, 48, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Tammy Free Saucier, age 48 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Mrs. Saucier was born in Gai ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Victoria Margaret Walker Scott, age 51 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 8, 2017.  Mrs. Scott was bor ...

Lumpkin

Jim Conaway, 65, Dahlonega
Jim Conaway of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital after an extended illness. He was 65 years old. Jim had retired as a supervi ...
Gregory Scott Dew, Dahlonega
“Death is but the next great adventure” JK Rowling Gregory Scott Dew began this adventure Friday, December 8th. Greg was a smiling face that never met a stranger and ...
Rev. Carlton Jones, 81, Dahlonega
Rev. Carlton Jones, ordained minister of the Baptist faith, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 peacefully, surrounded by family, following an extended il ...

Other

Frances Webb Kelley, 88, Ball Ground
Frances Webb Kelley (88) of Ball Ground, Ga passed away on December 10, 2017.  Visitation will be Tuesday, December 12 from 4pm to 9pm at McDonald Family Funeral Home in Cu ...
Billy Cole Redd, 86, Canton
Billy Cole Redd, age 86, of Canton, GA, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Billy was a man of great fait ...

Rabun

Stacey Claire Elizabeth Jenkins Welch, age 59, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on December 11, 2017. Stacey was the daughter of Jesse James Jenkins and the late Mabel Sil ...

Stephens

Harold Dean Bolman, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Dean Bolman, age 78 of E. Leatherwood Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. A son of the late Claude L. and Ila Mae Turner Bolman, he was born ...
Mrs. ViElla Lewallen Whitfield Cheek, age 87 of Foster Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie and ...
Paul Curtis Whitworth, 42, Toccoa
Mr. Paul Curtis Whitworth, age 42 of 92 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at his residence.   A son of Audrey Hulsey Whitworth and the ...

White

Mary Kathleen Curtis, 93, Sautee
Mary Kathleen Curtis, age 93 of Sautee, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mrs. Curtis was born on May 28, 1924, in Clifty, Tennessee, to the late Guy and Mary Taylor Yo ...
Charles Bruce Davis, 68, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of  Mr. Charles Bruce Davis, age 68 of Cleveland. Bruce passed away Wednesday, December 06, 2017. He was born on Febru ...
Archie Warren DeLong, 97, Cleveland
Mr. Archie Warren DeLong, age 97, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Mr. DeLong was born to the late Ira Ray and Bertha Vetura Carter DeLong.  He pr ...
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.
Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67
Cassidy began suffering organ over the weekend.
Gainesville: Memorial service Saturday for Adelaide Norton
A memorial service will be held Saturday in Gainesville for Adelaide Norton, one of the driving forces in getting Green Street named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Veteran Gainesville educator, coach dies
A man who worked for the Gainesville City School System for more than 30 years as a teacher and a coach, Chuck McDonald, died Thursday.
Local philanthropist, Drug Free Coalition Hall County director dies
The former director Drug Free Coalition of Hall County and local philanthropist, J.P. Banks, has passed away.