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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 Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.
Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67
Cassidy began suffering organ over the weekend.
Gainesville: Memorial service Saturday for Adelaide Norton
A memorial service will be held Saturday in Gainesville for Adelaide Norton, one of the driving forces in getting Green Street named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Veteran Gainesville educator, coach dies
A man who worked for the Gainesville City School System for more than 30 years as a teacher and a coach, Chuck McDonald, died Thursday.
Local philanthropist, Drug Free Coalition Hall County director dies
The former director Drug Free Coalition of Hall County and local philanthropist, J.P. Banks, has passed away.