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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 ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.