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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 26th, 2016

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James Louis Puckett II, 72, Demorest
James Louis Puckett II, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born on September 4, 1944, in Hapeville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Hall

Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial ...
J.D. Hamby, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday December 30, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.D. Hamby age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Bill ...
Eleanor Love Harper, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Eleanor Love Harper, 91, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on December 26, 2016 due to an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Decembe ...
Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr, 60, Gainesville
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr of Gainesville, GA passed away at home on December 26, 2016, after a long struggle with pain and illness.  Born on December 10, 1952 in Aiken, SC to ...
Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 d, Gainesville
Miss Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 days old, of Gainesville, passed away December 26, 2016. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Memori ...

Jackson

Michael Steve Phillips, 65, Jefferson
Michael Steve Phillips, age 65 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   Mr. Phillips was the son of Annie Grace Nix Phillips and the late Thomas Roscoe ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dean Gooch, 72, Dahlonega
Harold Dean Gooch, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Gooch was a member o ...
Dorothy Gail Webb, 76, Dahlonega
Dorothy Gail Webb, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Monday December 26, 2016. Our mother, Dorothy G. Webb, is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Savior of ...

Other

John Sam Consos, Sr., 73, Sandy Springs
John Sam Consos, Sr.,  age 73, of sandy Springs passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  He was a devout member of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church ...

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Estelle Duckett Jarrard, 101, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Duckett Jarrard, age 101 of Cleveland. Mrs. Jarrard passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   F ...
Polly Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Polly Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  Mrs. Palmer was born July 14, 1923, in Chamblee, Ga., to the late Myrtle and Pleasant Adams. ...
'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.