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Local Obits for Wed. May 6th, 2015

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Frank Speciale III, 42, Winder
Frank Speciale III, age 42 of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

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Harry Dean Maret, 80, Cumming
  Harry Dean Maret, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 6, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Escar and father, Paul, and 3 brothers and ...

Gwinnett

Cecil Harold Johnson, 80, Sugar Hill
Cecil Harold Johnson, age 80 of Sugar Hill, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Hazel Marie Anderson Wood, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Marie Anderson Wood of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Rev. Connie Berry, Rev. Raym ...

Hall

Dorothy 'Jean' Hodnett, 77, Gainesville
              Dorothy “Jean” Hodnett, 77, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at No ...
Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, Gainesville
              Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her residenc ...
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, Flowery Branch
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.      &n ...

Jackson

Elijah Grant Buice, Inf, Jefferson
Mr. Elijah Grant Buice, infant son of Andrew and Tonya David Buice of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by ...

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Vangeng Yang, 91, Oxford
Vangneng Yang, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home.  The family will ...

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Jerry Lee Williams, 69, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Lee Williams age 69 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announces later by Barrett ...
Patricia Ruth Clark, 77, Cleveland
Patricia Ruth Clark, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born on June 22, 1937, in Cleveland, GA, to t ...
Ethel Campbell Ragan, 94, Cleveland
Heavens gates swung open wide as Mrs. Ethel Campbell Ragan age 94 of Cleveland went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband of 54 years the late Rev. Harry Ragan. Mrs. ...
Darrell Ray Willis Sr. age 53 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015. Mr. Willis was born in Gainesville, Texas the son of the late Edgar Willis and Gladys Saturday. He was ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.