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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 24th, 2017

Banks

Betty H. Whitlock, 82, Gillsville
  Mrs. Betty H. Whitlock, age 82, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Whitlock was born in Banks County to the late William and Z ...
Lonnie Oliver Baker, 75, Maysville
Lonnie Oliver Baker, age 75 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Homer, GA, Mr. Baker was the son of the late Arvil and C ...
Cheryl June Simmons, 58, Homer
Cheryl June Simmons, age 58 of Homer, GA passed away Tuesday February 21, 2017. Born in Commerce, GA, Ms. Simmons was the daughter of the late Roy L. and Hazel Pritchett Simmo ...

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marvin James Hanson Jr., age 72, of Winder, who passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017.    Services are incomplete at ...

Dawson

Jeanette Nollenberger, 83, Dawsonville
Jeanette Nollenberger, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born December 5, 19 ...
Cecil Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Cecil Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1930 to the late Roy an ...

Forsyth

Mildred Eugenia Carroll, 92 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully, enjoying her view of Lake Lanier on Tuesday, February 22, 2017. She was born on January 7, 1925 in Charlotte, ...
Myrtle Ophelia Davis, 88, Cumming
Myrtle Ophelia Davis, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Cumming Nursing Center. Ophelia was born in 1928, to the late Joseph and Ollie Standridg ...
James Tilmon Adams, 67, Cumming
James Tilmon Adams, age 67, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be held Thursday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Geo ...
Melanie Denise Allen, 50, Cumming
Melanie Denise Allen, 50 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017. She was born on September 17, 1966 in Cumming, GA the daughter of Eldridge Hughes and Wansley ...
Deborah Ertzberger, 60, Cumming
Deborah Ertzberger, 60, of Cumming passed away on February 17, 2017. She is predeceased in death by her father Horace Ertzberger. Deborah is survived by her mother Carolyn Er ...
Richard J. King, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Richard J. King, 86 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Northside Forsyth Hospital. Richard was born in Detroit, MI.  July 13, 1930 to the ...

Habersham

Rev. Charles Crawford Alexander, age 88 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at North East Georgia Medical Center. Born in Barberton Ohio on July 2, 1928, he ...
Bounma Sisamouth-P, 72, Cornelia
Bounma Sisamouth-P, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Sisamouth-P was born on August 5, 1944, in Laos. She was a daughter of the late ...
Peggy Cawthon Vinson, age 82 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at her residence. Born in Fulton County on Ocotber 26, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Will ...
Claude R. Moser, 78, Clarkesville
Claude Rankin Moser, Jr., “Randy”, 78, of Clarkesville, GA died February 18, 2017.  He was born in Hickory, North Carolina July 15, 1938- the seventh and last chil ...
Diane Beck Witherspoon, 65, Mt. Airy
Diane Beck Witherspoon, age 65 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on April 21, 1951, ...
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Patricia Diane Witherspoon, age 65, of Mount Airy, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday February 22, 2017. A ...

Hall

Benny Ray Adams, 64, Clermont
Benny Ray Adams, age 64 of Clermont, passed away on February 20, 2017 at his residence.  Benny was born on March 21, 1952 in Gainesville to the late Ranzie Earl Adams and Naom ...
Bobby J. Book, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby J. Book, 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday February 21, 2017, at his home following an extended illness. Born in Carthersville, Missouri, he was the son of the ...
Roy I. Carter, 90, Gainesville
Roy I. Carter 90 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday Feb. 2, 2017 and was laid to rest on Saturday Feb. 4, 2017. Born Jan. 19, 1927 Roy owned and operated an automotive repair ...
Frances Barbara Peck Coker, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances Barbara Peck Coker, 82, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A funeral service w ...
Linda Ivester, 61, Gainesville
Linda Ivester, 61, of Gainesville passed away February 23, 2017.   Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia in charge of arrangmenets,
David MaShun Martin, 44, Gainesville
Mr. David MaShun Martin, 44, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on February 21, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Clarence Edward Smith, 77, Gainesville
Clarence Edward Smith, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He retired from Eli-Lilly Pharmaceutical with 26 years of service and f ...
Ricky Duane Smith, 61, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ricky Duane Smith, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Mr. Smith was born in Broward Coun ...
Isaiah Swan, inf, Gainesville
Mr. Isaiah Swan, 6 months of Gainesville passed away on February 18, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Par ...
Cecil England Boswell, 99, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Thursday February 23, 2017 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Cecil England Boswell, 99, of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Larry Boswell ...
Nancy Pitka Jones, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Pitka Jones age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Monday February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nb ...
Albert F. King, 79, Clermont
Albert (Al) Francis King, age 79 of Clermont, Georgia, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Al ...
Ray Hamilton Martin, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ray Hamilton Martin, 77 of Flowery Branch died Sunday February 19, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County, Mr. Martin had lived in Hall Cou ...
Maria D. Navarro, 69, Gainesville
Maria D. Navarro, 69, of Gainesville died February 21, 2017. Funeral services Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel, Gainesville, Georgia.
Ronald J. Petrie, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ronald J. Petrie, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following his brief battle with canc ...
Sylvia Janine (Buffington) Poole, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on February 20, 2017.  Sylvia was born on November 29, 1934 to the late Harvey and Wilma (Jones) Buffin ...
Kathleen Kemp Smith, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen Kemp Smith, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nbs ...
Bertha L. Williams, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Bertha L. Williams, age 84, of Flowery Branch died Monday, February 20, 2017.  Mrs. Williams was born on March 29, 1932 to the late Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledfor ...

Jackson

Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Coleman, age 54, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be 2 ...
Althea Margaret Parr, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Althea Margaret Parr was born in Jackson County on August 6, 1932 to late Nell Shields and I. V. Davis. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her long time r ...
Heath Beatty, 38, Foley, Ala., formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Heath Beatty, age 38, of Foley, Alabama, formerly of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The Funeral service fo ...
William Travis Little, 74, Union City
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Travis Little, age 74, of Union City, who passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Mr. Little was born in Atlanta, Georgia, ...
Millicent Louise Martin McCabe, age 74, of Nicholson, Georgia passed away Feb 19, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy illness.    She was born Feb 28, 1942 in Hal ...
Margaret Ruth Ring Miller, 94, Milner, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ruth Ring Miller, age 94 of Milner, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 17, 2017. ...
Jackie Dean Sneed, 65, Commerce
Jackie Dean Sneed, age 65, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017.   Born in Decatur, GA, Mr. Sneed was the son of the late Clifford Leon and Lois Watson Sn ...

Lumpkin

Clifford Alvin Hosler Jr., born June 25, 1946 in New Castle, PA, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017.  A loving, selfless, and gentle man, Cliff is a retired teac ...
Kathy Jean Pruitt, 63, Dahlonega
Kathy Jean Pruitt, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017. "A country gal with a gypsy spirit", that's how Kathy described hers ...

Other

Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51, Ball Ground
Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51 of Ball Ground, GA passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdo ...
Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, Johns Creek
Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on February 21, 2017. Services will be held in Vienna, VA at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...
Sara Ward Reed, 90, Charleston, SC formerly of Gainesville
Sara Ward Reed, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her home in Charleston, SC., following a brief battle with leukemia. She was a graduate of Atlanta’s Girls ...
Robert James Stamey, 63, Canton
Robert James Stamey, age 63, of Canton, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremat ...
Robert Marion Whitmire, 76, Watkinsville
Mr. Robert Marion Whitmire, age 76 of Watkinsville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Silver Leaf in Athens, Georgia. A son of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Wh ...

Stephens

Eloise Mae Smith, 66, Toccoa
Mrs. Eloise Mae Smith, age 66, of Toccoa, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Smith was born in Baldwin to the late Claude and Reba Knight Bennett.& ...
Leonard Lee Hall, 55, Palmetto, formerly Carnesville
Leonard Lee Hall, 55 of Palmetto, GA, formerly of the Prospect Community of Carnesville, GA. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Laura Kay Hall, daughters: Kayla (Jason) ...
Devroe Standadge, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Devroe Standadge, age 88, of Devroe Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by A ...
Mrs. Dorothy Smith Standridge, age 84 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the home of her grandson. A daughter of the late Phares Smith, Sr. and Gerothy Pitts Sm ...
Christopher Williams, 35, Toccoa
Funeral services for Christopher “Chris” Daniel Williams, age 35 of Toccoa will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  ...

Union

Margaret Blocker Neview, 88, Blairsville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Margaret Blocker Neview, age 88 of Blairsville. Mrs. Neview passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Nevi ...

White

Richard Miller Kelley, 76, Cleveland, formerly of Toccoa
Richard Miller Kelley, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Richar ...
Richard Miller Kelly, 76, Cleveland
Richard Miller Kelly, age 76 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home.&n ...
Horace Gordon McCune, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Horace Gordon McCune Jr, age 71 of Gainesville. Mr. McCune passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born i ...
Joey D. Ryder, 43, Cleveland
Mr. Joey D. Ryder, 43 of Cleveland, GA passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, ...
Charles E. Westmoreland, 66, Cleveland
Charles Edward Westmoreland, age 66, of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Dekalb Medical Center.  Mr. Westmoreland was born on December 22, 1950, in C ...
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, once heard on WDUN, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
Well-known WWII vet dies
Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion
John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77
The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died
Max Ward, poultry industry leader in North Georgia, dies at age 95
Max F. Ward, a longtime leader in the North Georgia poultry industry will be remembered at graveside services in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.
A.B. Sailors, former Gainesville fire chief, dies at 83
A former chief for the Gainesville Fire Department died Monday at the age of 83.
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...