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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 23rd, 2015

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Kimberley Crosby Barker, age 44, of Homer, GA, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Barker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, ...

Barrow

William Scott Allen, 46, Winder
William Scott Allen, age 46, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Mr. Allen loved the Lord. His hobbies included music, NASCAR, fishing and spending time with his f ...
Martha Robinson Barnett, age 76, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.  The family will not be holding memorial services for Mrs. Barnett.  Lawson Funeral Home, ...
Emerson (Red) Penland, 72, Winder
Emerson "Red" Penland, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.   Mr. Penland retired from DeKalb Steel. He was survived by his wife of 40 years ...
Mattie Smith, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mattie Smith, age 60, of Winder Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson Georgia to the ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Sharon Bush, 70, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Sharron Bush, age 70, of Braselton, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Bush was born in Dade City, Florida, a daug ...

Habersham

Bobby Lee Brown, 35, Clarkesville
Bobby Lee Brown, age 35, of Clarkesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.   Bobby was born March 27, 1980 in Dahlonega, GA. He was the owner/operator of S & ...
Cruz Villa Rangel, 51, Clarkesville
Funeral mass for Cruz Villa Rangel, age 51, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hern&aacu ...
Douglas Erwin Skelton, 60, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Douglas Erwin Skelton, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Dr. Don Samples and Mr ...

Hall

James Rollins Brazeal, 78, Braselton
Mr. James Rollins Brazeal, age 78, of Braselton, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Bell Minor, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Su ...
Patsy Jane Fisher Cannon, 83, Gainesville
Patsy Fisher Cannon (Nanny) passed away July 23, 2015 at The Oaks on Limestone where she resided since sustaining a fall in April. She was cared for kindly and gently by the staff ...
Rachel Jean Miller, 74, Gainesville
   Mrs. Rachel Jean Miller, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  &nbs ...
B. D. Savage, 89, Gainesville
Mr. B. D. Savage, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.         & ...

Lumpkin

Roy Verlen Helton, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Roy Verlen Helton age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital.  Mr. Helton was born in Dahlonega the son of the late William ...

White

Robert (Bob) Matthews Alden, Sr., age 90, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015.   A graduate of Cornelia High School and the University of Georgia, Bob was employed by t ...
'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
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.