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Local Obits for Fri. May 23rd, 2014

Banks

Willie Clarence Smith, 77, Maysville
Mr. Willie Clarence Smith, age 77, of Maysville, GA died Friday, May 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Maysville to the late Willie and Mary Allene Mealor Smith. He ...

Hall

J C Broom, 77, Danielsville
J C Broom age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away May 23, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal, age 80, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 following an extended illness. Mrs. Rudeseal was born September 26, 1933 in Habersham Co ...
Richard J. Breese, 67, Oakwood
​Mr. Richard J. Breese, 67 of Oakwood passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Breese, Oakwood; brother and sister in law, ...

Jackson

Wilda 'Boot' Patman, 85, Commerce
Our loving mother, Wilda "Boots" Patman entered into a peaceful eternal rest. When she said "open the gates", it was as if she's saying "I'm com ...

Other

Betty O Tribble, 81, Canton
Betty O Tribble, age 81, of Canton, Georgia, passed away May 23, 2014. Betty was born and raised in Cherokee County and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, Georg ...
J.C. Broom, 77, Danielsville
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2014, in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. J.C. Broom, 77, of Daniesville. Rev. Grady White and Rev. Elmer Maddox will off ...

Stephens

Karen Darlene Eddinger, age 67 of 71 Dogwood Road, Toccoa passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. The daughter of the late Lyle and Marcella Eddinger. She was born in ...
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.