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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 7th, 2013

Forsyth

Luke Barker, 87, Suwanee
Luke Barker, age 87, of Suwanee (Forsyth County), passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9th at 11:00 am at Pleasant View Baptist ...

Gwinnett

Henry Allen Puckett, 92, Buford
Henry Allen Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 6, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel on Monday, Septe ...

Habersham

Jo Ann McCann, 70, Clarkesville
Jo Ann McCann, age 70, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. McCann ...

Hall

Mildred Irene Maynard, 65, Buford
Mildred Irene Maynard, age 65, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3 PM at Hamilton ...

Jackson

Michael David Matthews, 54, Commerce
Michael David Matthews, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 7 surrounded by his family. He spent his final days with family and special friends who reminded him of what a specia ...
Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, 99, Commerce
Mr. Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, age 99, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born in Franklin County to the late C ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, Dahlonega
Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, of Dahlonega passed away in Gainesville, Georgia the morning of Thursday, September 5th, 2013 after losing her second battle with cancer. Born Shirley Jea ...

Other

Dolores Stamey, 65, Blue Ridge
Dolores Stamey, age 65 of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. She was born in Fannin County on Monday, September ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.