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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 ...
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