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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 14th, 2016

Banks

E Taylor Murray, 78, Alto
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. E Taylor Murray, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, at his residence. Taylor was born Februar ...

Dawson

Sacha Alexander Dzuba, 38, Dawsonville
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sacha Alexander Dzuba, age 38 of Dawsonville. Sacha passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He is survived loc ...
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, Dawsonville
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 14, 2016. Born April 2, 1952 to the late Arvel “Bit” and Elsie Bearden Chester, she was a ...

Habersham

Private graveside services for Mary Shella Rutchik Hamel, age 79 of Mt. Airy will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 from the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville.  The f ...

Hall

Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, of Gainesville, passed on November 14, 2016. A native of Hall County, GA, Mrs. Claytor was a daughter of the late James Ernest and Katherine Masters. She ...
Dale Painter, 66, Flowery Branch
      Mr. Dale Painter, age 66 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Vance D Swafford, 80, Oakwood
On November 14, 2016 Mr. Vance D. Swafford went home to meet his Lord and Savior. Mr. Swafford was 80 and lived in Oakwood and was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church. ...

Lumpkin

Lisa Rene Cash went to be with her Father in heaven on November 14, 2016. Viewing will be at Dahlonega Funeral home on 20 Gibson Road, Sunday Nov. 20th, from 1-4pm, follo ...
James T. Clarkson, Sr., 77, Bradenton, Fla.
James T. Clarkson, Sr. born March 8, 1939 in Danbury CT, passed away October 31, 2016 in Bradenton, FL.    He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara L. Clarkson ...
Thomas Elmer (Tom) Miller, 94, Dahlonega
Thomas Elmer “Tom” Miller, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on the morning of November 14, 2016. Tom was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Russell J. Wallace, 77, Alpharetta
Russell J. Wallace, age 77, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Russell wa ...
'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.