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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 21st, 2015

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Mary Hayward Hill, 66, Cumming
Mary Hayward Hill, 68, of Cumming, GA died on August 21, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Owensboro, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine Roberts. ...
Marguerite Rudisill passed away peacefully in her home Friday evening August 21, 2015.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul Stuart Rudisill, Jr. and her son Paul Stuart Ru ...

Habersham

Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85, Clarkesville
Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Millicent Harris, 64, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday August 24, 2015 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Millicent Harris age 64 of Oakwood. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin and Rev. M ...
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, Gainesville
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           &nb ...

Jackson

Russel Franklin Owen, 80, Hoschton
Russel Franklin Owen, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.  The family will not hold any services.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30 ...

Other

David W. Pittman, 70, Monroe
David W. Pittman, age 70, of Monroe passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Pittman had retired after 34 years with Delta Airlines then went back as a Charter Coordinator for 13 y ...
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.