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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 25th, 2017

Dawson

Eloise Pinion Bramblett, 90, Dawsonville
Eloise Pinion Bramblett, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March 15, 1927 ...
Stephen J. “Steve” Brown, 60, Dawsonville
Stephen J. “Steve” Brown, 60 of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 6, 1956 in Phoe ...
Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, Dawsonville
Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. A resident of Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Lucinda Renee Frantz, 47, Cumming
Lucinda Renee Frantz, 47 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday March 19, 2017. The family will receive friends on Monday March 27, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at McDonald and Son Funer ...
Sarah Pearl Lathem, 83, Cumming
Sarah Pearl Lathem, age 83, of Cumming, GA, died March 19, 2017. She was a native of Dawsonville, GA. She was a loving caregiver to many and enjoyed flowers. She was preceded in de ...
Emma Lou McConnell, 95, Cumming
Emma Lou McConnell, age 95, of Cumming, GA, passed away on March 24, 2017. Emma Lou was born in 1922, to the late Enoch and Alice Nix. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Churc ...
Thomas O. Millburg, 78, Cumming
Thomas O. Millburg, 78, of Cumming, Georgia went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born in Pawnee, Illinois January 31, 193 ...
Mary Reep Moretz, 55, Cumming
Mary Reep Moretz, age 55, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend. She is preceded in de ...
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87, Cumming
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Billy Brooks, 90, Cumming
Billy Brooks, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was a member of Cumming Baptist Church. Billy was an Army veteran who served in WWII in the Philippines a ...
Barbara R. (Zettel) Grubb passed peacefully Sunday March 19, 2017 after a 17-year struggle with Alzheimer’s. Barbara was born in Detroit Michigan on August 6, 1935.  ...
Alan Lewis Kates, 50, Cumming
Mr. Alan Lewis Kates age 50 of Cumming passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta following an extended illness.         &nbs ...
Charles Alfred Pregler, 85, Cumming
Charles Alfred Pregler, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pregler of Cumming; Memorial services will be on held on Sat ...
Kenneth McDonald Raines, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.   Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 28th at 4:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Vida Dale Ruis, 65, Cumming
Vida Dale Ruis, age 65, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. She attended War Hill Christian Center. Dale was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and V. Z. Barret ...
Beverly J. Scott, 54, Cumming
Beverly J. Scott, age 54, of Cumming, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017.  She loved her Church and was a prayer warrior and had a love for southern gospel music. She was p ...

Gwinnett

Brandon James McCoy, 19, Buford
Mr. Brandon James McCoy, age 19, of Buford passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Sou ...
Charles W. “Chuck” Burell, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Lighthouse Baptist Church in ...

Habersham

Vernita Malone Malone, 63, Demorest
Vernita Malone, age 63 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 22, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Carl Malone and Gracie L. B ...
Dr. Oland Garrison, 92, Cornelia
Dr. Oland Garrison of Cornelia passed away March 21 in Atlanta with Mary, his devoted wife of 67 years, at his side. He lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he cared f ...
Gladys Wilson Jackson, 93, Concord
Gladys Wilson Jackson, age 93, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.   Mrs. Jackson was born on August 24, 1923, in Franklin County, Georgia, to ...
Bonnie Kate King, 86, Clarkesville
Mrs. Bonnie Kate King, 86, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on March 22, 2017 Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, G ...
Garnett William Yearwood, 79, Demorest
Garnett William Yearwood, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Mr. Yearwood was born on June 4, 1937, in Cornelia, Georgia; a son ...

Hall

Millard “Mack” Brown, 68, Gainesville
Millard “Mack” Brown, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. Funeral services for Mack are scheduled for 2 PM Monday, March 27, 2017at Hill ...
Dorothy Nora Flowers, 84, Gainesville
  Mrs. Dorothy Nora Flowers, 84, of Chicopee, died Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Ma ...
Harold Dallas Gee, 75, Gainesville
 Mr. Harold Dallas Gee age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 in Commerce, Ga following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday M ...
Theodore N. (Ted) Oglesby, Jr. a longtime Gainesville resident and renowned journalist, passed away March 21, 2017 from complications due to ongoing heart failure.  He was 8 ...
Curtis Noah Pirkle, 47, Flowery Branch
Curtis Noah Pirkle, age 47, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship ...
Duane Gordon Ross, 92, Gainesville
Duane Gordon Ross, formerly of Waldwick, NJ, beloved husband of Mary Ann Rafferty Ross for over 68 years, died March 22, 2017, at the age of 92. He was an avid reader, always learn ...
Bobby Black, 42, Gillsville
Bobby Black, age 42, of Gillsville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017.   Mr. Black was born on December 2, 1974, in Demorest, Georgia. He was p ...
Willene Chastain, 88, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Willene Hulsey Chastain,88, of Flowery Branch passed away at home Friday March 24, 2017 surrounded by her family after an extended illness.  Willene's death marks the ...
Roger Lee Gravitt, Sr., 71, Gainesville
Mr. Roger Lee Gravitt, Sr., 71, of Gainesville died March 16, 2017. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Walter McCline Holcomb, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Walter McCline Holcomb, 88 of Gainesville died Thursday March 23, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenpo ...
Janie Darnell Mathis, 70, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Janie Darnell Mathis, age 70, passed away on March 19, 2017 in Flowery Branch, Georgia.   Janie was born October 10, 1946 in Elkin, North Carolina to Joseph Staley ...
  Mr. Henry Thomas “Jeep” Woodliff, 101, of Gainesville died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 11th, 1915 in Flowery B ...

Jackson

Philip Haupt, 76, Jefferson
Philip Haupt, age 76, of Jefferson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017 at New Liberty United Methodist Church ...
Debbie Ann Hill, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Debbie Ann Hill, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Miss Hill was born in Indiana, Pen ...
Gladys Belle Wilson Starr, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gladys Belle Wilson Starr who went home to our Lord and Savior on March 20, 2017 after 91 years of blessing us with her unconditional ...
Charles Edward Walsh, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Charles Edward Walsh, age 80, of Jefferson, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by family.  Mr. Walsh was born in ...
Jason Lee Combs, 29, Hoschton
It is with devastation and great sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Jason Lee Combs, age 29, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Jason was bor ...

Lumpkin

Ann Patterson Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ann Patterson Shirley, age 81 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence. Born on September 14, 1935 in Brinkley, Arkansas to parents Leroy and Elv ...
Albert M. Cavalier, 75, Dahlonega
Albert M. Cavalier, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on March 23, 2017.   Albert was born in Brooklyn NY on April 28, 1941. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the p ...
Lillian Gresk, 93, Dahlonega
Lillian Gresk, age 93, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Homewood, Illinois passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Dahlonega, GA. She was born March 13, 1924 in Chicago, Illino ...
Clifford D. "Bob" Merritt, 79, Dahlonega
Clifford D. "Bob" Merritt age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on March 23, 2017.   Bob was born May 28, 1937 in Gravel Ridge, AR. He had lived in Dahlonega, ...

Other

William (Mike) Michael McGehee, age 54, of Tucker, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Mike was a member of Pleasantdale Church of God and ...
Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, Vestavia, AL
Mrs. Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, of Vestavia, AL passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2017 following an extended illness.           F ...

Stephens

Stephen Foster, 53, Toccoa
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Stephen ‘Steve” Foster, age 53 of Toccoa formerly of Habersham County. Steve was born in Habers ...
Mrs. Brenda Willean Pless Fowler age 55 of 213 Skyview Lane, Toccoa passed away Thursday March 23, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Reverend Claude and ...

White

Sharon Lovel Dockery, 68, Cleveland
Sharon Kay Dockery, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Dockery was born on February 16, 1949, in Cleveland, GA, to Bernice Lovel ...
Bobbie Haynes, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bobbie Neal Haynes, age 88 of Cleveland. Bobbie passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Ruth Schofield, 91, Helen
Francis Ruth Schofield, age 91 of Helen, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Mrs. Schofield was born August 17, 1925 in Robertstown, GA to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Abernath ...
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.