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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2015

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Alvin B. Conyers, 62, Auburn
A Graveside Service for Mr. Alvin B. Conyers, age 62, of Auburn, Georgia will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Mellwood Cemetery with Pastor Mike Day of ...

Dawson

Rev. James Samuel Cranford, 93, Dawsonville
Rev. James Samuel (Sam) Cranford, age 93 of Dawsonville, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Sam was a loving brother to all of his siblings. He was a licensed minister and a ...

Forsyth

Dale Clarke Franz,, 51, Cumming
Dale Clarke Franz, 51, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Feb. 6, 2015, at his home in Cumming, GA. He is survived by his wife, Ninette Sauro Franz; his children, Nicolas (b. 1991), ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Iva Lou Hunter Sullivan, age 89, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Sullivan; and daughter, Linda Burg ...
Shane Taylor Carnes, 28, Lawrenceville
Shane Taylor Carnes, age 28, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Taylor Carnes, age 3 years, Hoschton, GA and McKenzie Pr ...

Hall

J. Rufus Smallwood, 93, Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville
Mr. J. Rufus Smallwood, 93 of Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville died Friday February 6, 2014 at Azalea Estates Assisted Living in Fayetteville.Born in Hall County, Mr. Smallwood ...

Jackson

Betty J. Hanson Shell, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty J. Hanson Shell, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Mrs. Shell was born in Rome, Georgia, a dau ...
Raymond Harrison Higley, 66, Hoschton
Raymond Harrison Higley, age 66, of Hoschton passed away at his home Friday, February 6, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mr. Higley was an United States Army Veteran and served in ...
Warren Ralph Thompson, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Warren Ralph Thompson, age 84, of Commerce who passed away on February 6th, 2015. He was the son of the late Ralph and Grace Bar ...

Rabun

Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa, Georgia on Friday February 6, 2015. Youngest Child born to Alfred and Caroline A ...
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.