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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 28th, 2017

Banks

Brenda Ayers Crocker, age 68, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Mrs. Crocker was born on November 3, 1948, in Henry County, Georgia; a daughter of the ...

Barrow

James Andrew Lacey, 59, Winder
James Andrew Lacey, age 59, of Winder, GA passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Dolores lacey, Winder, GA; sister, Cassandra Thomas Lacey, Winder, ...

Dawson

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 ...

Forsyth

Diana Newton Bruce, 100, Cumming
Diana Newton Bruce, age 100 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was a member of the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association of Jacksonville, Florida for 25 y ...
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 ...
Ramanjaneya Mula, 50, Cumming
Dr. Ramanjaneya Mula, age 50, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Funeral services for Dr. Mula will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Charles O'Hara, 92, Cumming
Charles O'Hara, age 92, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his home.  Charles O'Hara was born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, on October 17, 1924, to M ...
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of the Honorable Charles R. “Charlie” Smith. Charlie left this earth on 7-24-17 at 7:30 pm. Charlie was a loving hu ...
Jacquelyn “Jackie” D. Washington, 87, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later ...
Toni Perez Huett, 81, Cumming
Toni Perez Huett, 81 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, GA. She was born on May 9, 1936 in Madrid Spain, the daughter of Jo ...
ALEX JOSEPH PARACSI was born January 20, 1939 in Lorain, OH to parents Elizabeth Toth Paracsi and Joszef Paracsi.  His death occurred on July 22, 2017.  He was preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Ray Crossley, 64, Sugar Hill
Ray Crossley, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Beverly Crossley, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Matthew ...
Katharina “Kathe” Galloway, 85, passed away on July 22, 2017.  She was born in spring of 1932, in Sopron, Hungary, a small city along the western border with Austr ...
Robert "Bob" McNeely, 83, Duluth
Robert “Bob” McNeely, 83, peacefully passed away from cancer in the early morning of July 20, 2017.  Bob is survived by his son and daughter in law, Troy and Teres ...
Christy Lou Miller, 70, Buford
Christy Lou Miller, age 70 of Buford, GA, went home to be with the Lord July 21, 2017. Christy was born in Oklahoma City, OK; lived the last five years in Clarkston, WA before retu ...
Michael R. Schaffer, 61, Suwanee
Michael R. Schaffer, age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Schaffer. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia & ...
Christina G. Van Der Heide, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Henderick Van Der Heide. ...

Habersham

Letha Lane Godfrey, 87, Cornelia
Letha Lane Godfrey, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Sampson County, North Carolina on March 17, 1930, sh ...
Mary Frances “Francine” Bellamy Ward, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Mrs. Ward was born on May 10, 1929, in Homer, Georgia; ...
Rev. James Pruitt, 74, Lula
Rev. Samuel James Pruitt, age 74 of Lula, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Cumming, Georgia on December 28, 1942, he was a son of the late L.B. ...

Hall

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 ...
Raymundo Garcia, Jr, 35, Gainesville
Raymundo Garcia, Jr., 35 of Gainesville died Sunday July 23, 2017. Born in Houston, Texas, Raymundo had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  He was employed at Sent ...
Norma Jean King Hawkins, 89, Gainesville
    Mrs. Norma Jean King Hawkins age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates following a prolonged illness. Memorial serv ...
Ray Clark Jones, 88, Flowery Branch
            Ray Clark Jones, age 88 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an ex ...
Mrs. Sharon (Marty) Kay Mullen, age 68, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funeral Se ...
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, Flowery Branch
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 29, 1947, Mike, as he was known, was married for 52 years to the love of his life, P ...
Mr. James (Oopie) Warren Threlkeld, 55, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness from Leukemia. Funeral services will be ...
Darrel Beaver, 75, Gainesville
Darrel Beaver, 75, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away at home on July 16th, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born in Camden-on-Gauley, WV the youngest child of seven to t ...
Cecil Clark, 78, Gainesville
Cecil Clark, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Friday July 28, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Brandon Michael Hutcheson, 22, Murrayville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr Brandon Michael Hutcheson of Murrayville. He was born on September 21, 1994 and passed away July 21, 2017. Brandon was ...
Margaret Alice Richards Owens, 88, moved on to Glory by the Lord’s Gracious Hand on July 20, 2017, at Willowbrooke Court in Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA.  Mar ...
Kenneth Charles Russell, 64, Gainesville
Kenneth Charles Russell, age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Gainesville, GA.  Ken was born on July 7, 1953 in Biloxi, MS at Kessler Airforce Ba ...

Jackson

Margarite Hennies Cunningham, 89, Ostrander, Ohio formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margarite Hennies Cunningham, age 89 of Ostrander, Ohio, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017 ...
Hilda White Gee Pruitt, 92, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hilda White Gee Pruitt, age 92 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2017.  Mrs. Pruitt was born in May ...
Bonellia Ann Green Dunn, 67, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bonellia Ann Green Dunn, age 67 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Mrs. Dunn was born in Logan ...
Mary Ruth Koons, 71, Maysville
Mary Ruth Koons age 71 of Madisonville, TN formerly of Maysville passed away July 22, 2017.   Mrs. Koons was born in Louisville, TN on Feb. 9, 1946 to Blanch Russell. She wo ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James “Jimmy” Wheeler, Whitlock, age 64 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Mr. Whitl ...

Lumpkin

Carolyn Rena Wood, 61, Dahlonega
Mrs. Carolyn Rena Wood, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, went to be with her Lord where there is no more sickness and no more pain on Monday, July 24, 2017. Carolyn was a native and li ...
Claud Fortner, 98, Dahlonega
Claud Fortner age 98 of Dahlonega passed away on July 24th, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Fortner was born in Hall County to William Fortner and Elza Crow Fortner.  ...
Lewis Danny Poore, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Lewis Danny Poore, age 67, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Born on December 31, 1949 to parents, Craig and Margaret Abernathy Po ...

Other

Deborah L. “Debbie” Lancaster, 50, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Survivors include her fiancé, Gary D ...
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 ...
Buford Pratt Smith, 74, Alpharetta
Buford Pratt Smith 74, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife Sheila Pratt and his sister Wista jane Currey. A memorial service will be he ...
Ronald Steve Wilkie, 71, Danielsville
Mr. Ronald Steve Wilkie, age 71, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkie was born in Commerce to the late Jedediah Wilbanks and Lillie M ...

Rabun

Mary Caudell, 86, Clayton
Mary G. Caudell, age 86 of Clayton, Georgia died Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Cephus Milton Shirley and Bertha Mitchell Shirley and sister, Car ...
Berner (Biff) Wilson Jr.  passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his family.  Biff was born on October 18, 1938 to Berner and Blondine Wilson, who have pre ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas “Tom” Edwin Moore, Jr., age 85 of 207 Walnut Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Thomas E ...
Mr. Lander Sherrill Heaton, age 72 of 108 Hill Place, Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Guy and Geneva Fountain Heaton, he was born ...

White

Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, 54, Sautee Nacoochee
Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, age 54, of Sautee Nacoochee, GA passed away on December 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. JoJo was the daughter of the late W ...
Bernice Isenecker, 80, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Isenecker, age 80 of Helen. Mrs. Isenecker passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incom ...
Frances Keller, 81, Sautee
Frances Keller 81 of Sautee passed away Monday July 24, 2017.  Mrs. Keller was born in Bartow, Florida the daughter of the late Lucian Edward and Eunice Stroud Ewin.   ...
Yvette Lea McDonald, Cleveland
As the trumpets sounded and the jazz bands played, Yvette Lea McDonald gently ascended into the welcoming arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. ...
Welton Clyde Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Welton Clyde Pardue age 77, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday July 26, 2017. Mr. Pardue was born in White County the son of the late Hershel and Clara Howard Pardue. Welton was ...
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
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.