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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 24th, 2015

Dawson

Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, Dawsonville
Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 24, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born September 29, 1925 in Hall County to the late J. Stower ...

Forsyth

Gary Franklin Bowman, 61, Cumming
Gary Franklin Bowman, 61 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Friday July 24th, 2015. He was loved by all that knew him. Gary was employed with Tru-Green lawn care. Visitation will be ...

Gwinnett

Louise Thomas Beard, 81, Buford
Louise Thomas Beard, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mardell Clark Thomas; and brother, Charles Tho ...

Habersham

Donald Shirley, 74, Alto
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...

Hall

Mary Lou Williams, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lou Williams, age 64, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on July 8, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Central Baptist C ...

Jackson

Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. Eva ...
Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Beck was born in Gainesville, GA, a daughter to th ...

Lumpkin

Betty Earlene Scofield, 86, Dahlonega
Betty Earlene Scofield, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in Cleveland, GA.   Betty was born June 21, 1929 in M ...

Stephens

Frances Segars Hemphill, age 86, of Toccoa, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Hemphill was born on November 6, 1928 in Frankli ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.