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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 29th, 2015

Banks

Edna Hardy Gowder, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Edna Hardy Gowder, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gowder was born in Lincolnton, NC to the la ...

Forsyth

Frank Nagy, 80, Cumming
Frank Nagy, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015.  A native of Hazelwood and South Park, Pennsylvania,  Mr. Nagy was a U.S. Air Force veteran an ...
Sharon Dionne, 61, Cumming
In loving memory of Sharon Dionne, age 61, from Cumming, GA who passed away early Thursday morning on October 29th. Born Sharon Leonard of Chicago, Illinois. She was an Esthetician ...
William M. (Bill) Evans, age 82 of Cumming, Georgia, (formerly of Marietta) passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pat Evans, and his parents ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, 60, Sugar Hill
Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, age 60 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2 ...
William Patton, 74, Buford
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

John Chandler Adams, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral services for, John Chandler Adams, age 72 of Clarksville, Ga. will be held at 2:00 pm  Sunday November 1, 2105 in Wauka Mountain Baptist Church, interment will be in t ...
Annie Burrell Marcus, 80, Clarkesville
Annie Burrell Marcus, age 80, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on October 29th following an extended illness.   Mrs. Marcus was a lifelong resident of Habersham County and & ...
Ronald "Ronnie" McCune, 75, Cornelia
  Ronald “Ronnie” McCune, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Fulton County on December 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Wi ...

Hall

Major Woodford, 77, Gainesville
            Mrs. Major Woodford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
Dean Anderson Sullens, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services for Dean Anderson Sullens age 75, of Gainesville, Ga. will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Stra ...

Jackson

William Thomas Gardiner, 58, Nicholson
William Thomas Gardiner, age 58 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015.   Mr. Gardiner was the son of the late Ferd and May Bell Emmett Gardiner and was ...
Cynthia Nancy Marie Parris, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015. Ms. Parris was the daughter of Marie Ledford Powell Parris and the late William S. Par ...

Lumpkin

Vaughn Ricketts, 76, Dahlonega
Vaughn Ricketts, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.   Vaughn wa ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton