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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 31st, 2015

Forsyth

James J.J. Jinks, 54, Cumming
James J.J. Jinks, age 54 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Bailey; grandparents; his mother-in-law, Sallie Farris ...
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our son and brother, William Matthew Kleem, in his sleep the morning of January 31, 2015. Tremendous sadness because W ...

Gwinnett

Gussie Sutton Escoe, 69, Buford
Gussie Sutton Escoe, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Ray M. Escoe, Buford, GA; children, Bobby ...
Ola Kimbrell Brown, 78, Buford
Ola Kimbrell Brown, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Brown. She is survived by her children, Deena D. Th ...

Habersham

Hoyt Neely, 90, Cornelia
Hoyt Neely, age 90, of Cornelia, GA., past away, Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew Neely. He is survived by his wife, Lorre D. Neely. Funeral s ...
Kathleen Mathis Bellamy, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015. Mrs. Bellamy was born in Jefferson, Georgia on December 23, 1926 to the late Elbert ...

Hall

Bobbie Joyce Cagle Wingo, 79, Gainesville
Bobbie Joyce Cagle Wingo, 79, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at her residence following and extended illness. Funeral services will be held on We ...
Lillie Mae Rooks, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Lillie Mae Rooks age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday February 03, 20 ...
Lillie Rooks, 88, Gainesville
Lillie Rooks, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 ...
Mr. Lyman "Pee Wee" Williams departed this life on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was the son of the late ...
Margaret Anne "Peggy" McGowan Peacock, age 81, of Gainesville, GA. Died Saturday January 31, 2015. Born in Augusta, Ga on Oct 5, 1933 to Henri Charbonnier McGowan and E ...
Richard Hester, 87, Flowery Branch
Richard Lee Hester "Poppy" of Flowery Branch Georgia, died January 21, 2015 at his home in Flowery Branch surrounded by his family. He was born in Los Angeles California ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bertie Mae Ivester Gordon, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at University Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Gordon was born in Danielsville to the late Lemmie an ...
Roger Metcalf, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger Metcalf, age 58, of Jefferson , who passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Evans ...

Lumpkin

Dena Grizzle Justus, 89, Dahlonega
Dena Grizzle Justus, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptis ...
Ila Mae Hollifield, 104, Dahlonega
Ila Mae Hollifield Duff, age 104, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, retired from North GA College in Dahlonega, ...

White

Mary Evon Paschal, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Mary Evon Paschal, age87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Paschal passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. Funeral services aresche ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93