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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 6th, 2014

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Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, Buford
Mr. Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, of Buford, GA passed away on April 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Lula Mae Thornton Fowler. He is survived by his daug ...

Habersham

REV. JAMES ALEXANDER (JIM) CLARKE, age 76, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his family.Born in Fulton County on August 15, 1937, he was a son of the la ...

Hall

Charles Rudez Nix, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Rudez Nix, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Jean Brock Herron, 72, Gainesville
Jean Brock Herron, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for ...
Lizzie Mae Posten, 88, Murrayville
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Posten, 88 of Murrayville died Sunday April 6, 2014 at home peacefully in her sleep.Funeral services will be Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of L ...
Polly Henderson Myrick, 101, Gainesville
Mrs. Polly Henderson Myrick, age 101 years young, of Gainesville, previously of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on April 5, 2014.Polly was born in Aerial, Habersham ...

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Betty Gene Shoffeitt, 65, Braselton
Betty Gene Shoffeitt, age 65 of Braselton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at New Horizon's Limestone following an extended illness. A ...
Brenda Ann Rider, 48, Commerce
Brenda Ann Rider, age 48 of Commerce, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at BJC Hospital in Commerce, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Rabun

Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson, 74, of Clayton, GA passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence.She was born on Long Island, NY and was the daughter of Arthur Shaw and Lois Crotwel ...
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.