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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dr. John David Nolan, 84, Cumming
Dr. John David Nolan, 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away December 4, 2015. John was born on October, 21, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to a devout Catholic family. Faith was an integral part ...
Mary Elizabeth Ridings, 78, Cumming
Elizabeth Ridings, age 78, passed away on December 4, 2015, at her home in Cumming, GA. Elizabeth was born in Murray County GA, on June 24, 1937 to the late Henry Walker Dixon and ...

Gwinnett

Ann Smith Price, 90, Sugar Hill
Ann Smith Price, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Price. She is survived by her children, Di ...

Habersham

Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, 81, Demorest
Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at her residence. Born in Otto, North Carolina, on May 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, 57, Demorest
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Mary Clyde was born on June 19, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late D ...

Hall

Hortense Bales, 84, Gainesville
Miss. Hortense Bales, age 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Fu ...
Richard L. Grubb, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Richard L. Grubb, 77, of Gainesville died December 4, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, Gainesville
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Bickford Assisted Living of Alpharetta.  She had lived in Gainesville for 30 years before ...
?Evelyn Harris Washington, 82, of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little Davenport ...

Lumpkin

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, Dahlonega
  Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, age 51, of Dahlonega, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and Mia ...

Stephens

John A. “Dutch” Ivester, Jr., age 87 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. Born in Habersham County on May 29, 1928, he was a son of the late John Aufor ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.