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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 26th, 2015

Forsyth

Hugh Lee Wall, Sr, 78, Cumming
Hugh Lee Wall, Sr., 78, of Cumming, passed away, January 26, 2015. Hugh had many accomplishments during his lifetime. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming where he he ...
Joseph Buel Chatham, 60, Gainesville
Joseph Buel Chatham, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was the son of the late Buell and Geneva Chatham. Survivors include his wife Elaine; his chi ...

Gwinnett

Mimmi K. Wansley, 44, Buford
Wansley, Mimmi- Funeral Services for Ms. Mimmi K. Wansley (44) of Buford, GA. will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 pm at Willie B. Young Chapel, Young's Funeral Home, ...
Rev. Gregory L. Pass, 55, Buford
Rev. Gregory L. Pass, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Pass; and sister, Lisa Pass. He is survived b ...

Habersham

Brittany Leanne Richter, age 23, of Baldwin passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Brittany loved horse back riding and barrel racing. She was survived by her father Gerald Wiley ...
Peggy L. Watson, 80, Demorest
PEGGY L. WATSON, age 80, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Watson was born on Septemb ...

Hall

Rena Carnes Marlow, 89, Gainesville
Rena Carnes "Granny" Marlow, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Janet Jones Pendergrass,, 63, Gainesville
Janet Jones Pendergrass, 63, of Gainesville passed away Monday January 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born December 2, 1951 to ...
Thomas Alan Denny, 47, cLERMONT
Thomas Alan Denny, age 47, passed away at his home in Clermont, Georgia on Monday, January 26, 2015 due to a terminal illness. He was surrounded by his family including his lovin ...

Jackson

Helen 'Tot' Archer, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen "Tot" Archer, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 26, 2015. Mrs. Archer was born in J ...
Martha Ann Buffington, 68, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Ann Buffington, age 68, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Buffington was born in Canton to the late Wayne McCellan and ...

Rabun

Elizabeth Carol Smith Cobb "Mama Carol", 73, of Clayton, GA, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in ...

White

George 'Leroy' Black, 69, Cleveland
George Leroy Black, age 69 of Cleveland passed away Monday, January 26, 2014, just after celebrating his 69th birthday. Leroy was born in Cleveland to the late Isaac and Ramie Tur ...
'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.