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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 27th, 2015

Habersham

Haroldine Little Martin, 90, Cornelia
Haroldine Little Martin, 90, of Cornelia passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be ...
Randy Keller, 54, Clarkesville
Randy Keller, age 54, of Clarkesville, passed away on February 27, 2014.Born on September 8, 1960, in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a son of the late Rogers and Vera Mae Phillips Keller ...

Hall

Bill C. Jones, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Bill C. Jones, 72 of Gainesville died Friday February 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Dew ...
Cecil Grady Raines, 80, Lula
Cecil Grady Raines, 80, of Lula died February 27, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Deke Richards, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Deke Richards, 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Deke was born October 9, 1943 in Augusta, Georgia, but had liv ...
Ervin Warren Head, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday March 2, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Ervin Warren Head age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Lanier Tatum will offici ...
Harold Dewitt Browning, 85, Clermont
Harold Dewitt Browning was born February 22, 1930 and passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ree Browning, daughters and sons in law, Ela ...
Leon Padgett, 73, Flowery Branch
Leon Padgett, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lorena H. Padgett. He is survived by his wif ...
Mellie Evelyn Mangum, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 1, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mellie Evelyn Mangum, age 80 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wages will offi ...
Sandy Clark O'Brien, 62, Gainesville
Sandy Clark O'Brien age 62 of Gainesville, formerly of Albany, Ga. Died Friday February 27, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga.A celebration of life is planned for 3 pm Thursday March 5, ...

Jackson

Janice Pledger Logan, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Pledger Logan, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Logan was born in Athens, G ...
Mary Sue Love Pethel, 71, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Sue Love Pethel, age 71 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Pethel was born in Pender ...

Stephens

Bobby Ray Rickman, 62, Martin
Mr. Bobby Ray Rickman, age 62 of 1314 Avalon Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Fred and Drucie Mae Williams Rickman, he ...
Rev. Walter Eugene Poole, Jr., age 86 of 73 Hickory Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Walter E. Poole, Sr. and Ella ...
'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.