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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 27th, 2015

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Vonda Sue Cooper, 55, Statham
Vonda Sue Cooper, age 55, of Statham passed away Friday, November 27, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Catherine Ivy Taylor, 78, Winder
 Mrs. Catherine Ivy Taylor, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 26,  2015.  Born in Duluth, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Garmo ...

Forsyth

Timothy "Tim" J. Sotack, age 69, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Tim loved to travel, golf, bake, and entertain.  He is preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Winnie H. “Polly” Thornton, age 92 of Buford, GA died Friday, November 27, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Mem ...
Josephine F. “Josie” Wilson, 94, of Suwanee, GA died on November 27, 2015.   Born in Ambler, PA she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Frances Primo. The fa ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Fain Colston, 87, Demorest
Jessie Mae Fain Colston, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Colston was born o ...
Larry Smith, 61, Cornelia
Larry Smith, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Born in Habersham County on January 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Noble and Lizzie Payne Smith. Mr. ...

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Johnny C. Brock, 75, Gillsville
?Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 pm Monday Nov. 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Johnny C. Brock 75 of Gillsville, Ga. with Interment to f ...
Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, 76, Gainesville
               Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at Nort ...
Mr. James "Jim" Francis Cook, Sr. of Gainesville passed away Friday November 27,2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday ...
Jewell Elveta McGraw, 79, Gainesville
       Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday November 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell Elveta McGraw, age 79, of Ga ...
Billy Dean Thompson Sr., 80, of Oakwood passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Peachtree Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, De ...
Mary Malena Twiggs, 45, Gillsville
Ms. Mary Malena Twiggs age 45 of Gillsville passed away on Friday November 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Nona Harrison Whitmire, 106, Gainesville
Mrs. Nona Harrison Whitmire, age 106, of Gainesville, Georgia died Thursday, November 26, 2015.                 Born on September 7, 1909 ...
Deacon Bennie Neal Williams, 71, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Deacon Bennie Neal  Williams (71) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:00 AM, New Life Missi ...
Margie N. Wilson, 68, Lula
Margie N. Wilson, 68, of Lula, died Friday November 27, 2015.  Margie was born in White County on March 17, 1947 to the late Harvey and Catherine Coker. In addition to her ...

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Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, Somerville, TN
Lloyd James Gilreath, age 79, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Jean Powell Gilreath, departed this life Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at the Bolivar General Hos ...

Stephens

Mrs. Agnes Blanche Sims Lewallen, age 74 of 416 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 27, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the la ...
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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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.