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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Mollie Adelman passed away on December 24, 2016. She was 95 years old. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...
John Henry Smart Jr. passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve shortly after 9 pm after succumbing to complications from lung disease. John is preceded by; his parents John Smart ...

Habersham

Laura Mae Gibson, 68, Demorest
Laura Mae Gibson, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016.  Born in Poquoson, Virginia on November 3, 1948, she was a daughter of the late David Follett ...

Hall

Josue Castro-Ramos, 17, Gainesville
Mr. Josue Castro-Ramos, age 17 days, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 ...
Milton Charles, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Milton Charles, 50, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park ...
Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, Buford
Mrs. Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, of Buford, GA, Passed away on December 24, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Jonathan Sutto ...
Allene Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Ivey, 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away December 24, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.   Memorial Park Funeral Home, 20 ...
Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, of Gainesville passed away on December 24, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home.   Mrs. Ivey was a lifelong resident of Hall County, Born on July 1, 1 ...
Darrel John LeBlanc, 64, Gainesville
Darrel John LeBlanc age 64 of Gainesville passed away December 24, 2016. Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Whitehall Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gain ...
James Edward Looney, 61, Gainesville
James Edward Looney age 61 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 24, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

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Cora Bell Chastain, 93, Cleveland
Cora Bell Chastain, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday December 24, 2016.  Mrs. Chastain was born May 5, 1923 in Jasper, GA to the late Dolph and Rora Mae Moss Poo ...
'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.