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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 24th, 2016

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Barbara Ann Chester, 65, Dawsonville
Barbara Ann Chester, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Emory University Hospital. Barbara was born November 19, 1951.  She graduated from Forest ...
Marvin C. Owen, 84, Dawsonville
Marvin C. Owen, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born February 4, 1932 to the late Mac ...

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Sarah G "Jerry" Ellenburg, 82, Gainesville
Sarah G “Jerry” Ellenburg, 82, of Gainesville, died Thursday November 24, 2016 at her residence after a long illness.   She was a wife, mother, grandmother, ...
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, 68, Murrayville
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, age 68, of Murrayville passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, George E. and Jessie Lee Phillippi and her sis ...
Richard Robertson Mathis, 59, Gainesville
Richard Robertson Mathis age 59 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Loretta L. Mathis, two d ...
Sarah L. Morlock, 81, Gainesville
Sarah (Tanner) Morlock passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with brain cancer and pneumonia.  She was born N ...

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Robert Ellsworth Hedden, 88, Cleveland
Robert Ellsworth Hedden, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, in his home, surrounded by family.  Mr. Hedden was born on October 24, 1928, 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.