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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Timothy (Tim) C. Ledford, 55, Dawsonville
Timothy “Tim” C. Ledford, age 55 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.  Mr. Ledford was born February 27, 1961 in Gainesville to the late Claude ...

Forsyth

Velma Allie Stickel, 75, Cumming
Velma Allie Stickel, age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Stickel; sisters, Barbara Sargent, Vivi ...

Habersham

Choob (Noy) Bantaum, 55, Cornelia
Choob  “Noy” Bantaum, age 55, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Mrs. Bantaum was born on September 17, 1961 in Thailand t ...

Hall

Pauline Brown Blakeney, 95, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Pauline Brown Blakeney passed away peacefully Friday evening at Morning Pointe of Greeneville at the age of 95. Pauline was a very smart and accomplished lady. Born in Alabama, ...
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home on December 17, 2016 at 2: ...
Martha Jean Michely, 64, Gainesville
Martha Jean Michely, 64, of Gainesville died Friday, December 2, 2016.  Born in York, SC., she was the daughter of Reid T. and Dorothy Williams of Gainesville. Jean graduat ...

Lumpkin

Judson Walker Batts, 80, Dahlonega
Judson Walker Batts, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, joined his Father in Heaven on December 2, 2016. Visitation will be held from 4PM until 8PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Dahlo ...

Other

Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Atlanta formerly of Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, of Atlanta, MI. and Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Southgate MI) passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016.  Eleanor was born in Dearborn, MI.  She ...

Rabun

Bessie Jane Dryman Barnes, age 105, of Clayton, Georiga, passed away on December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in Macon County NC the daughter of the late Ray Dryman and Mamie ...

Stephens

Ray Pickens Bell, 77, Toccoa
Mr. Ray Pickens Bell, age 77 of Oakway Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, December 2, at his residence. A son of the late Elmer Pickens and Myrtie McClellan Bell, he was bor ...

White

Kelly K. Williams, 30, Cleveland
Kelly K. Williams, age 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.   Service arrangements are pending at this time.   Hillside Chapel Funeral H ...
'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.