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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 15th, 2016

Banks

Emma Stephens Lewallen, 90, Baldwin
Emma Stephens Lewallen, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Lewall ...

Forsyth

Johnny Clayton Mathis, 57, Cumming
Johnny Clayton Mathis, age 57, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Johnny was born in Forsyth County on June 6, 1958 to the late Clayton and Eva Grace Mathis. He w ...

Habersham

J.H. Earl Gibson, 71, Clarkesville
J.H. “Earl” Gibson, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on October 5, ...

Hall

Helen Lorene McDaniel, 86, Gainesville
         Mrs. Helen Lorene McDaniel, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone following an ...

Jackson

Frank Nichols, 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Mr. Nichols was born in Pendergrass, Geor ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Funeral arrangeme ...

Stephens

Mrs. Allene Doris Simmons O’Kelley age 80 of 45 Hill Place Toccoa passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roscoe and Myrtle ...
Billy Jason Saylors, 37, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Jason Saylors age 37 of 120 Hill Place Toccoa passed away January 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Aaron Saylors and the late Joyce Ann Mullins Saylors, ...
'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.