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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 13th, 2015

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Johnny Ray Salter, 74, Auburn
Johnny Ray Salter, age 74 of Auburn, GA died Friday, November 13, 2015. Mr. Salter has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Ray was preceded in death by his parent ...

Forsyth

Willard Ivan Davis, 79, Cumming
Willard Ivan Davis, age 79, of Cumming passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.   Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Davis of Cumming; son, James Davis, Cumming; ...
Lois Findley, 82, Cumming
Lois Findley 82, of Cumming passed away on Friday November 13, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Monday November 16th at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Services will b ...
Jimmie Jo Gunter, 72, Cumming
Our beautiful mother, Jimmie Jo Gunter, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 13, 2015.  She loved her Lord, grandchildren and great grandchildren. & ...
Colonel Paul Christopher Piantek, age 62, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 13, 2015. Paul served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and  has lived i ...

Gwinnett

James Eduard Matzek, 71, Buford
JAMES EDUARD MATZEK, age 71,  of Buford, GA passed away on November 13, 2015. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Beloved husband of Cheryl (Beierer), dear father of Yvette (hus ...
John C. Newell, 87, Buford
John C. Newell, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Evelyn Roberts ...

Habersham

Frank Ruston Dyer, 79, Mt. Airy
Frank Ruston Dyer, age 79 of Mt Airy, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015.   Mr. Dyer was born on December 8, 1935 in White County, Georgia, to the late Ben and Lei ...

Hall

Betty Floyd, 85, Clermont
Betty Floyd, age 85 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
Betty Greer Floyd, 85, Clermont
Betty Greer Floyd, age 85 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Mrs. Floyd was born December 22, 1929 in McDonough, GA to the late Jesse and Juliette Payne G ...
Beverly Kowalski, 77, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Beverly Kowalski, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Private Memorial Services will be held. ...
Paula Benita Reynolds, 48, Gainesville
Paula Benita Reynolds, 48 of Gainesville died Friday 13, 2015  following an extended illness. No services will be held at this time and at the families request, Ms. Reynold ...
Diane Adams Skinner, 74, Gainesville
Diane Adams Skinner, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 following an extended illness.           &nbs ...

Jackson

Mrs. Barbara Jean Williams Patterson, age 77 of Commerce died Friday, November 13, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Warner Robbins, GA to the lat ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Rev. Ronald Dale Abernathy, age 62 of Cleveland. Rev. Abernathy passed away Friday, November 13, 2015. Funeral s ...
Ronald Dale Abernathy, 62, Cleveland
Ronald Dale Abernathy, age 62 of Cleveland passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.