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Local Obits for Sat. May 9th, 2015

Banks

Shelby Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Presley, age 67, of Maysville, who passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. ...

Forsyth

Linda Pruitt Chambers, 68, Cumming
Linda Pruitt Chambers, age 68, of Cumming, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Larry J. Chambers, ...
Joseph Dillard McGinnis, age 77 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2015. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved the lake and was an avid golfer.   ...
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, 45, Canton
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, age 45 of Canton, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.   Services will be anounced at a later date.   Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, ...
Rachel Porter Wall Higgins age 94 of Cumming Ga. Died on Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, Ga. from an extended illness.   A nativ ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Jones Adair, 92, Buford
Gladys Jones Adair, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester S. Adair. She is survived by her children, Patri ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Caudell Meister, age 91, of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on August 13, 1923, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Ausbur ...

Hall

Diego Martinez, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Diego Martinez, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Monday, May ...
Matthew Hopkins Sr., 90, Gainesville
Matthew Hopkins Sr. age 90, well known as “Shoefus” went home to be with his parents and siblings early Saturday morning May 9, 2015. After a courageous and strong will ...

Jackson

Steve Kenneth Smith, 51, Commerce
     Mr. Steve Kenneth Smith, age 51, of Commerce, Georgia died May 9, 2015.  A native of Tucker, Georgia he was a driver for Keystone Brothers.  &nb ...
Shelby Fowler Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Fowler Presley, age 67, of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Mrs. Presley was born in Jack ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Ellen O’Brien Marshall, age 84, of Atlanta, who passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. Mrs. Marshall ...
Herman Reynolds, 85, Pendergrass
Herman Reynolds age 85 of Pendergrass, Ga. passed away May 8, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Reynolds was born April 4, 1930 in Hall county to the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Gerry Sommers, 70, Dahlonega
Gerry Sommers, 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with a debilitating brain disorder.  By his side were his wife of ...

White

Margie Melvinnie Nations Wheeler, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on May 13, 1923, in White County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mar ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton