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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 ...
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.