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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 13th, 2016

Banks

Henry Edison Tompkins, 84, Commerce
Mr. Henry Edison Tompkins, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Tompkins was born in Westminster, SC to the late J.B. Tompkins, Jr. and Tom ...

Barrow

Mrs. Kristina Pierson Eckhof age 40 of Winder passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Clearview Hospital in Monroe, Ga following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

Forsyth

Joyce “ Nanny” Satterfield, age 77, of Talking Rock, formerly of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Nanny was a fun, loving person and unconditionally love ...

Hall

Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, Murrayville
Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 ...
Connie Self, 62, Gainesville
Ms. Connie Self age 62 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October 15, 2016 ...
Hayley Deneen Smith, 52, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hayley Deneen Smith, age 52, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will b ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86 of Oakwood, GA, passed away October 13, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in the chapel at Little & Davenpor ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86, of Oakwood died on October 13, 2016.    A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, George grew up in West Virginia and was ...

Lumpkin

Dimple Fricks, 87, Dahlonega
Dimple Fricks, 87, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 24, 1929 to the late Grover and Carrie J ...
Allie Elizabeth Richardson, age 42, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on October 13, 2016. Allie was born in Gainesville, GA on August 4, 1974 to Wade a ...
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, 76, Dahlonega
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, age 76, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 13, 2016. Carlton was born on July 10, 1940 to the late Homer and Alma Sp ...

Other

Steve Pruitt, 74, Carnesville
Steve Pruitt, age 74, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Mr. Pruitt was born on May 21, 1942, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late Ralph W. and Rut ...

Stephens

Mrs. Christine Campbell Powers, age 89 of 99 Nancy Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Anderson Lon and Myrtle ...
'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.