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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 14th, 2016

Forsyth

The Reverend Doctor James Richard (Dick) Gantt, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Dick was born September 11, 1933 in High Point, North Carolina to Margare ...
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, Cumming
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonal ...
Arianna Elizabeth Strawn passed December 14, 2015 at her home in Cumming Georgia. She was 11 years old, born January 27, 2005 in Rome, Georgia, and attended Piney Grove Middle Scho ...

Habersham

James Al “Bud” Lee, Jr., age 41 of Demorest, passed away December 14, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia on January 12, 1975, he was a ...

Hall

Wesley A. Mooney, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Wesley A. Mooney, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December ...
Doris Sutton, 86, Gainesville
Doris Lee Sutton, of Gainesville, died Wednesday the 14th of December at Bellminor Nursing Home. Born in 1930 in Clarkesville, GA., Doris spent most of her life caring for other ...

Jackson

Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr., age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Mr. Bryant was born in Atlanta, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Mattie Cuelean Patterson, 86, Oldfort, TN formerly of Dahlonega
Mattie Cuelean Patterson, age 86, of Oldfort, TN (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Mattie was born in Gainesville, GA on September 27, 1930 ...

Other

Jaye Perry, 55, Canton
Mr. Jaye Perry 55, of Canton, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Stephens

Mr. John “Johnny” William Martin, age 74 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. A son of the late Re ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Kenneth “Ken” Bess, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bess passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his ...
'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.