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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 31st, 2015

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Donald Thomas, 65, Auburn
Mr. Donald Thomas, age 65, of Auburn, Georgia passed away July 31, 2015.  Mr. Thomas was preceded by his Father, Andrew Thomas and Brother, Rick Thomas.   He had att ...

Dawson

Grace Fields, 77, Dawsonville
Grace Fields, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice following a period of declining health. Born January 26, 1938 to the late Hoke and ...

Hall

Mary Ann Norrell Brock, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ann Norrell Brock ,age  85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hall County, Georgia on January 22 ...
Etta Mildred England, 75, Gainesville
Etta Mildred England, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at New Horizon North following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August ...
James R. Thayer, 92, Gainesville
James R. Thayer, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015.   Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...

Jackson

Samuel Lee Farmer, 50, Jefferson
Samuel Lee Farmer, age  50, of Jefferson passed away Friday, July 31, 2015.  Memorial services will be held 11:00 am  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home ...
Tracy India Whitt, 50, Braselton
Tracy India Hainey Whitt, 50, entered into rest July 31, 2015.  Tracy was born in Lilburn, GA, daughter of Jerry and Dianne Hainey.  She was a devoted wife and mother.&nb ...

Other

Mary Elizabeth Nigreville age 83 of Royston passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at the Hill Haven Nursing Center.   The family will recieve friends from 9:00 a.m until serv ...
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.