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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 31st, 2014

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Timothy Floyd "Hambone" Stringer, age 36 of Winder, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, October 31, ...

Forsyth

James William Dotson Sr., age 80, of Cumming, Georgia died on October 31, 2014. He was born February 17, 1934 in Monroe, Georgia, the son of Charles William and Mary Winnie Dotson ...

Gwinnett

Edward Breliant,, 87, Buford
Edward Breliant, age 87 of Buford, GA died Thursday, October 30, 2014 after an extended illness. Ed was preceded in death by his Parents, J.L. and Pauline Breliant and Sister Flore ...
Ora Knight Bailey, 76, Buford
Mrs. Ora Knight Bailey, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Hoyt A. Bailey; daughter and son-in-law ...

Hall

Agnes "Aggie" Williams Beacham, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of fi ...
Cecile Lucille Rider Cole Thompson, age 87 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday Morning, October 31, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, following an extended illness. ...
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, Cumming
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, DeForrest and Agnes Burnett, Sr. Survivors include ...
Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, 62, Gainesville
Mrs.Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, age 62, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funer ...
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, 91, Buford
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Pirkle; and son, Phillip W. Pirkle. S ...
Michelle Sward, 54, Gillsville
Mrs. Michelle Sward, age 54, of Gillsville passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 201 ...

Stephens

Eddie J. Justus, 56, Toccoa
Eddie J. Justus, age 56, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Justus was born on March, 20, 1958 in Hall ...
Mrs. Judy Ann Harper Kimsey, age 64, of 137 Falls Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at her daughter's home in Augusta, GA. A daughter of Randolph Harper ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton