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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 23rd, 2016

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Viola May Gerlach, 92, Winder
Mrs. Viola May Gerlach, age 92, of Winder Georgia died Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She was a wife and homemaker. Born in Chicopee, Massachusetts,Viola traveled to Alaska, Japan a ...
Mary B. Holland, 93, Winder
Mrs. Mary B. Holland, age 93, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 23, 2016.  A native of Clover, South, Carolina, she was a daughter of the late N. G. and Iona Currence ...

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Jacky Evans, 63, Dawsonville
Jacky Evans, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.   Born April 7, 1953 in Cob ...
Jerry Smallwood, 59, Dawsonville
Jerry Smallwood, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016. Born August 21, 1957 to the late Bill and Ruby Smallwood, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...

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William Vincent “Billy” Kuch, 30, of Cumming, GA died on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Billy was born July 14, 1986 in New Haven, CT. He was a graduate of Wharton Hig ...
Phillip “Fuzz” Vaughan passed away on Nov 22, 2016. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home with ...

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Katie Mae Nations Franklin, 90, Clarkesville
Katie Mae Nations Franklin, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mrs. Franklin was born on May 1, 1926 in White County, Georgia. She was p ...

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Mrs. Mildred Lurline McElwaney, age 88 of Gay, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are schedul ...
James Alan Wilkes, 63, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Alan Wilkes, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 2 ...

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Robert Edward Call, 43, Covington
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Robert Edward Call, 43, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on November 23, 2016. He was a resident of Covington, Georgia. He i ...
Mary Leona Elkins, 62, Athens
Mary Leona Elkins, age 62 of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mrs. Elkins was the daughter of the late David Lee and Mary Lou Yates Sharp.   Survivo ...

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George William Bean, 82, Cleveland
Mr. George William Bean age 82 of Cleveland, Ga passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend illness. Funeral services are ...
Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes, age 74, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gerald was born in Cumming, GA, in 1942, to the l ...
'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.