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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 19th, 2016

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Clifford Jones, 51, Statham
Clifford Jones, age 51, of Statham passed away Monday, December 19, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Tommy Baker, 47, Cumming
Tommy Baker, age 47, of Cumming passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Tommy was a wonderful man and a great husband. He loved his work with Fulton County, helping others, and pick ...
Joseph J. Gregory Jr., 59, Cumming
In Loving Memory of Dr. Joseph J. Gregory, Jr. September 2, 1957 - December 19, 2016. Dr. Joe Gregory left a lasting impression on the lives of many people in his lifetime. As a de ...
Rheba Carol Toll, 79, Cumming
In loving memory of Rheba Carol Toll 79, of Cumming, Georgia. Rheba passed away December 19, 2016. Visitation will be from 2-5pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Thursday Dec ...

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Thomas E. Alexander, 92, Mt. Airy
Thomas E. Alexander (Tom) age 92 of Fort Walton Beach, FL formerly of Mt. Airy passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 19, 2016. Over the last few months Tom was com ...
The Very Reverend Charles E. Mallard, Doctor of Ministry, Chaplain (Col), United States Army Retired, age 77, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Decemb ...

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Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 19, 2016 following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...
Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, of Flowery Branch, passed away December 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held on December 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Pa ...
Gladys Humphries McQueen, 106, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 21, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Gladys Humphries McQueen age 106 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kevin Holma ...
Lawrence Wasserman, 79, Oakwood
 Mr. Lawrence Wasserman, age 79 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.       &nbs ...

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Anita Vivian Guffin, 66, Alpharetta
Anita Vivian Guffin, age 66 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Westview C ...
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80, Augusta
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80 passed away Monday, Dec. 19 at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.  Robert had been a resident of the Ga. War Veterans nursing home, following an ...

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Jewell Weaver Scott, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Jewell Weaver Scott, age 81 of 1430 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Hilla ...
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion
John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77
The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died
Max Ward, poultry industry leader in North Georgia, dies at age 95
Max F. Ward, a longtime leader in the North Georgia poultry industry will be remembered at graveside services in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.
A.B. Sailors, former Gainesville fire chief, dies at 83
A former chief for the Gainesville Fire Department died Monday at the age of 83.
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure