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Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2015

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Mary Helen Deaton, 73, Winder
      Mrs. Mary Helen Deaton, age 73, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 23, 2015 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Georgia.  A daughter of the ...

Forsyth

Joyce Burks McClendon, 72, Alpharetta
Joyce Burks McClendon, age 72 of Forsyth County (Alpharetta), passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ...

Gwinnett

Jaynell Eva Wills King, age 84 of Buford, GA died Saturday, May 23, 2015 following a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Anita Womack, 80, Duluth
Mrs. Anita Mann Womack, age 80, of Duluth, GA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Womack. She is survived by her husband of eighte ...

Habersham

Mary Ausburn Eller, 90, Cornelia
Mary Ausburn Eller, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at a local care facility. Mrs. Eller was born in Banks County on May 11, 1925 to the late ...

Hall

Hermila Cardenas-Chavez, 49, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hermila Cardenas-Chavez, age 49, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday ...
Collene Simmons Ivey, 85, Clermont
Collene Simmons Ivey, age 85, of Clermont, entered this life on August 18, 1929 and entered eternal life on May 23, 2015.  Collene was born in White County, the family move ...
Virginia R. Pinyan, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia R. Pinyan, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 following a period of declining health.   Born on July 5, 1924 in Greenville, GA., she ...
Robert John Pollock, Jr., 82, Gainesville
 Dr. Robert “Bob” John Pollock, Jr., age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at Lanier Village Estates. ...
Fletcher Hubert Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Fletcher Hubert Whitmire, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and retired from Norton Company in Flowery ...

Jackson

Mamie Lois Morris, 83, Jefferson
Mrs. Mamie Lois Morris, age 83, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late Melvin and Pauline Child ...
Ladys Haley Scogin, 89, Nicholson
Ladys (Granny) Haley Scogin, age 89 of Nicholson, GA, died Saturday May 23rd , 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Luid Criss and Mattie Hart Haley and widow of Ellis Weld ...

Stephens

John Sosebee, 86, Toccoa
Mr. John Winfred Sosebee, age 86 of 129 Rider Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Oscar and Lola Ellard S ...
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'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