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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2015

Banks

Thelma Brewer, 97, Lula
Thelma Chambers Brewer, age 97, of Lula, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.Funeral services are 2 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart ...

Forsyth

David E. Webster, 81, Cumming
David E. Webster, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. David attended Salem United Methodist Church in Dawson County. He was a Past Master of Georgia Lodge ...
Kelly Wayne Standridge, 56, Cumming
Kelly Wayne Standridge, born February 1, 1959, died February 20, 2015. He was the son of the late Kelly Standridge and Janie Phillips Standridge. Wayne is survived by his daughter, ...
Marie Martin, 77, Cumming
Marie Martin, age 77, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Ch ...

Habersham

Ruth Dill Alexander, 86, Mt. Airy
Ruth Dill Alexander, age 86, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Alexander was born on August 13, 1928 in Habersham County ...

Hall

Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, Flowery Branch
Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Smigelsky was born on April 20, 1 ...
Darline B. Anderson, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Darline B. Anderson, 90 of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday February 20, 2015.Private Family Funeral services will be held.Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, ...
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, Alto
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, of Alto, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...
Thomas Joseph Haggerty, 31, Flowery Branch
Thomas Joseph Haggerty "TJ" by all that knew him, from Flowery Branch, Georgia, died un-expectantly on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 31 years old. Survived by his mother ...
Vicente Galvan, 73, Gillsville
Mr. Vicente Galvan, age 73 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Wilbur Eugene 'Gene' Lowe, 93, Gainesville
Wilbur Eugene "Gene" Lowe, age 93, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are sc ...

Jackson

Vans Randell Brinson Clinkscales, Commerce, Georgia passed Thursday morning at her residence, Traynham , after a brief illness. She was born to Benjamin Wardlaw and Floride Randell ...

Lumpkin

Marty Joe Howard, 56, Dawsonville
Marty Joe Howard, age 56, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Friday February 20, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness.Marty was born in Gainesville, GA January 1 ...

Rabun

Jean S. Keener, 70, Tiger
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 20, 2015.Jean was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirl ...
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