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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 5th, 2014

Forsyth

Merle Meredith, 94, Gainesville
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born September 10, ...

Gwinnett

Cooper David O'Brien, 14, Suwanee
Cooper David O'Brien, 14, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away July 5th, 2014 at 1:35 am after a long and courageous battle with Clear Cell Sarcoma. Cooper was born February 21, 2 ...

Hall

Callie Mae Helton, 68, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Callie Mae Helton, age 68, of Lula who passed away on July 5th, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John Dav ...
Hilaria Pedraza, 83, Gainesville
Hilaria Pedraza, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm in the ...
Lois Evelyn Loggins, 85, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Lois Evelyn Loggins, age 85 of Gainesville. Mrs. Loggins died July 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Services will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 at 3 ...
Oscar Garcia, 17, Gainesville
Oscar Garcia, age 17, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will ...
Robert Lee Myers, 74, Gillsville
Robert Lee Myers, age, 74 of Gillsville passed away on July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 9, ...

Lumpkin

Amy Payne Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Amy Payne Shirley, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center following an extended illness.Amy was born and raised in Lavonia, GA b ...
Charles Albert Brooks, 67, Dahlonega
Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Georgia, passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure. Charlie was bo ...

Other

William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, Mexico Beach, FL
William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home in Mexico Beach, FL. Billy was born November 22, 1939 to the late William Matthew Gillen, Sr. and Ma ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.