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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 15th, 2016

Banks

Ms. Ashley Nicole Bennett, age 28, of Homer, GA died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  Ms. Bennett was born in Demorest to Vernon Murray of Cornelia and ...
Adeley Gray Grier, inf, Homer
  Adeley Gray Grier, infant daughter of Justin Grier of Homer and the late, Ashley Nicole Bennett, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  In ...

Barrow

Edward (Kokomo) Mason Owens, Jr., age 74 of Winder passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Edward was born in St. Petersburgh, Florida.  He was a long term employee of L ...

Forsyth

Thomas Richard Temples, 65, Cumming
Thomas Richard Temples, age 65,  of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Mr. Temples was a member of River of Life Church of God.  He is preceded in deat ...
Charles A. Walls, 75, Cumming
Charles A. Walls, 75, of Cumming passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 19, 1941 to the late Claude and Effie Walls, he was a lifelo ...

Habersham

Rachel Jean Davis Byram, 84, Pensacola, FL. formerly of Cornelia
Rachel Jean Davis Byram, age 84, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Mrs. Byram was born on June 2 ...

Hall

Timothy Cantrell, Gainesville
Mr. Timothy Cantrell of Gainesville,Ga passed October 15,2016. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home, Roger Young , Funeral Director, 1553 Old Athens Road ...

Stephens

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Baker Chandler Phillips, age 97, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Pruitt Health in Toccoa, Georgia. Born in Warren County, Georgia, on June 10, 1919 ...
'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.