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Local Obits for Tue. May 20th, 2014

Dawson

Marie Beck, 77, Dawsonville
Marie Beck, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 20, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 31, 1936 to the late Howard and Edith Summerour ...

Habersham

Frank (Sonny) Cruz, 72, Clarkesville
Frank "Sonny" Cruz, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Cruz was born on October 8, ...
Rubye Colston Batson, 86, Demorest
Rubye Colston Batson, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County on May 21, ...

Hall

Edith 'Moie' Joy, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Edith "Moie" Joy, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 22, 2014 in ...
Margaret Denham England Burks, 99, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Denham England Burks, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 ...
Vincent (Vinny) Lawrence Ferrara, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. Vincent "Vinny" Lawrence Ferrara, age 92, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.Memorial S ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Walter Poiles, 57, Dahlonega
Jerry Walter Poiles, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, May 20, 2014.Mr. Poiles lived in Dahlonega, GA for 17 years after moving here from Clearwater, Florida. He had worked as ...
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.
Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67
Cassidy began suffering organ over the weekend.
Gainesville: Memorial service Saturday for Adelaide Norton
A memorial service will be held Saturday in Gainesville for Adelaide Norton, one of the driving forces in getting Green Street named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Veteran Gainesville educator, coach dies
A man who worked for the Gainesville City School System for more than 30 years as a teacher and a coach, Chuck McDonald, died Thursday.
Local philanthropist, Drug Free Coalition Hall County director dies
The former director Drug Free Coalition of Hall County and local philanthropist, J.P. Banks, has passed away.