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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 3rd, 2015

Banks

Hazel Parr Echols, 79, Maysville
Mrs. Hazel Parr Echols, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Echols was born in Maysville to the late Comer and ...
Mr. William (Billy) Acie Griffin, Jr, age 71, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Griffin was born in Homer to the late William Acie and Ma ...

Barrow

Daniel Paul Hanson, Jr., age 54, of Auburn formerly of Massachusetts and Maine passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Survivors include his wife Deana Griffin Hanson; daughte ...
Doris Edna Snyder, 80, Winder
Doris Edna Snyder, age 80, of Winder passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015.  No services will be held at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,& ...
Douglas James Tate, 76, Statham
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas James Tate, age 76 of Statham, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 30, 2015.  Mr. Tate was born in Jackson Count ...

Forsyth

Misako Muramatsu Boos, 83, Cumming
  Misako Muramatsu Boos, 83, passed away peacefully at Embracing Hospice on August 27, 2015 after suffering two ischemic strokes 13 days earlier.  Misako, or &ldquo ...
William Henry (Bill) Johnston, III, of Cumming, passed away on August 30, 2015. He was a charter member of North Point Community Church, and was currently attending First Redeemer ...
Stephanie Miller, 68, Cumming
Stephanie Miller age 68 of Cumming,  passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was a member of City On A Hill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dale ...
Roger Lee Morgan, 88, Cumming
  Roger Lee Morgan 88, of Cumming Georgia passed away on August 21st, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Ellen Joy Morgan. Visitation will be on Saturday Septembe ...

Gwinnett

Randall Hall, 55, Buford
Randall “Randy” Hall, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Patti” Hall; par ...
Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...
Joycelyn Thrasher, 79, Buford
Joycelyn Thrasher, age 79 of Buford, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. W ...

Habersham

Florence Kathy Estep, 59, Cornelia
Florence Kathy Estep, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Mrs. Estep was born on August 23, 1956 in Benton Harbor, MI to Tony and Mary Johnson ...
J. B. Brewer, Jr., 83, Cornelia
J. B. Brewer, Jr., age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Mr. Brewer was born in Hall County, Georgia, on March 29, 1932 to the late James Be ...
Broadus Quarles, 85, Cornelia
Broadus Quarles, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  Mr. Quarles was born on February 14, 1930 in Edgefield, SC., to the late Thomas W ...
Mattie Lee Crocker Snyder, age 96, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Mrs. Snyder was born on November 13, 1918 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late William T ...
Andrew Sutton, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Andrew Sutton, age 84 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church. &n ...

Hall

Melanie Means Baker, 58, Gainesville
Melanie Means Baker, age 58, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was born on June 29, 1957 ...
Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away at his residence on Wednesday September 2, 2015.   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 5, 2015 in th ...
Brenda Kay Graves, 70, Gainesville
Memorial services for, Brenda Kay Graves age 70 of Gainesville, Ga.  will be held September 5, 2015, at 3:00 pm in Strickland funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Michael Dickens and ...
Gladys Peppers Hardison, 82, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Toccoa, GA died on August 30, 2015.  Born in Buford, GA she was the daughter of the late Homer and Bessie Peppers.&nbs ...
Raymond Johnson, Sr, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Raymond Johnson, Sr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.     & ...
Inez Randolph Leverette, 82, Gainesville
         Mrs. Inez Randolph Leverette, age 82 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
Amanda Mason Little, 96, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Amanda Mason Little, age 96 of Gainesville. Amanda died peacefully Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
John Donald Millar, MD, 81, Murrayville
John Donald Millar, MD, RADM (Upper), US PHS, Ret., of Murrayville, GA, passed away at his residence Sunday, August 30, 2015 following a brief illness. He was 81 years of age. R ...
Minnie Butler Moore, 100, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Minnie Butler Moore, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Bennett Ronald Moss, 86, Gainesville
Bennett Ronald Moss, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Lanier Village Estates.            &nb ...
Pheobe Lois Day Peck, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Pheobe Lois Day Peck died at home in Flowery Branch on August 30, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and Esther Day. M ...
Donna Helms Ray, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Donna Helms Ray age 73 of Gainesville, Ga. past quietly with her loving family at her side on Sunday August 30, 2015. Services will be held on Saturday September 5, 2015 at ...
Donna Jean Ray, 73, Gainesville
              Donna Jean Ray, age 73, passed from this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August, af ...
Frances Kaye Root, 76, Flowery Branch
Frances Kaye Root, 76, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015 at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia, with her family by her side. She was born on Septem ...
Tony David Saladrigas, Jr, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Tony David Saladrigas, Jr., 64, of Gainesville died Tuesday September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Anniston, Alabama,  Tony had lived in Hall County for the ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Richard Brenton Snyder, 71, Gainesville
  Richard Brenton Snyder passed away on the evening of August 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family after a courageous battle with leukemia. Richard was 71 ...

Jackson

Stephen Ray Jones, 54, Nicholson
Mr. Stephen Ray Jones, age 54, of Nicholson died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Jones was born in Cushing, OK to Mary Lou Blakley Jones of Nicholson and the ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Nelle Sosebee Sorrells, age 75, of Talmo, who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mrs. Sorrells was born in Talmo, Geor ...

Lumpkin

David C. Grizzle, 69, Dahlonega
David C. Grizzle, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. David was a native and lifelong resident ...

Other

Mildred Helton, 72, Canon
Mildred Helton, 72, of Canon, GA passed away on August 31, 2015. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Helton was retired from the R-Ranch. A loving wife, mother and friend, she will ...

White

Eva Mae Stephens Alexander, 86 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 following an extended illness.   Born in Cleveland, Georgia on Augus ...
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
Gainesville businessman, tornado survivor, World War II vet dies
A Gainesville man who survived the tornado of 1936 and service in World War II and became a successful businessman has died.
Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies
CAIRO (AP) — In "Lawrence of Arabia," Omar Sharif first emerges as a speck in the distance in the shimmering desert sand. He draws closer, a black-robed figure on a trotting camel, until he finally di...
Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69
A Snake wouldn't seem to offer much help on a football field.Unless that snake was named Stabler.Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player...
Longtime Gainesville-area GBI agent dies
A former GBI agent who was instrumental in the formation of the Appalachian Drug Task Force has died.
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
Gus Whalen, community businessman and philanthropist, dies at 70
Charles E. “Gus” Whalen, a Gainesville entrepreneur who turned the family manufacturing business that made corsets from the quills of fowls into a multigenerational educational facility, died Sunday. He was 70.
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died...