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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 11th, 2015

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Cheryl Darlene Anderson, age 66, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Ms. Anderson was survived by her sons Jeff Whidby of FL, David Whidby of IL; daughters Becky O ...

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Monnie Hughes, 92, Dawsonville
Monnie Hughes, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at Rosemont Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born January 17, 1923 in Gilmer County to ...

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William P. (Willie) "Big Six" Dodd, age 77 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Willie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, deacon ...
Tammy Townsend, 55, Cumming
Tammy Townsend, 55, of Cumming passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born December 1, 1959, she was a lifelong resident of Forsyth Co ...

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Brian Parks, 46, Batesville
Brian Parks, 46, of Batesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.  He is preceded in death by ...

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Clark Jerome Franks, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Clark Jerome Franks, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Kennith Dale Lunsford, 59, Clermont
     Mr. Kennith Dale Lunsford, age 59 of Clermont, passes away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  ...
Eloise Bennett Mason, 85, Gainesville
Eloise Bennett Mason, 85 of Gainesville died Thursday June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County on April 13, 1930, she had lived most of her life ...

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Charles W. Brooks, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles W. Brooks, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Mr. Brooks was born in Mt. Carmel ...

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Marquez Martin, 85, Clayton
Marquez Martin, age 85, of Payne Hill Drive; Clayton, GA died peacefully June 11, 2015. Marquez was born in Hart County, GA, and was the daughter of the late M. T. and Mary Reyn ...

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Mildred Thomas Brady, 69, Toccoa
Mrs. Mildred Thomas Brady age 69 of 273 Walnut Street, Toccoa, passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at her residence. A daughter of the late Lonnie and Irma Thomas, she was born N ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.