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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 27th, 2016

Dawson

Mick Holloway, 78, Dawsonville
Mick Hollaway, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 28, 1938 and raised ...

Forsyth

Hazel Abi Burruss Glass, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She loved collecting angels. She is su ...
Joseph Haraka, 83, Cumming
Joseph Haraka 83, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife Sally Haraka, his children Gregg Haraka. Scott Haraka, Marie Haraka, brothers and s ...
Craig Johnston, 61, Gainesville
Craig Johnston, 61, of Gainesville GA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27th 2016,  with his loving family at his side. A visitation will be held from ...
Towru Nagano, 91, Suwanee
Towru Nagano, 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald a ...
John W. Steadman, 89, Cumming
Mr. John W. Steadman, age 89, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 in th ...

Habersham

Fay Blackburn, 81, Cornelia
Mr. Fay Blackburn, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting  ...
Fay Blackburn, 81, Cornelia
Mr. Fay Blackburn, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.   Mr. Blackburn was born on August 26, 1935, in Alto, Georgia, to the late R.H. B ...

Hall

Dean Michael Brown, 66, Gillsville
Dean Michael Brown, age 66 of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.   Mr. Brown was the son of the late Tom S. and Nellie Mae McCoy Brown. He was a member o ...
Artis Haynes, 78, Lula
Artis Haynes, age 78 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence. Born in Lula, Georgia on January 19, 1938, he was a son of the late Addie Grove ...
Frank Alan Lively, 64, Clermont
Mr. Frank Alan Lively age 64 of Clermont, Georgia passed away of December the 27, 2016.   A graveside service is scheduled for Mr. Lively on Friday, December 30, 2016 at o ...
William Perry Moon, 66, Buford
William Perry Moon, age 66, of Buford passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Minnie Belle Stargel Patton, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Minnie Belle ...

Other

Dorothy Browning Adams, 64, Marietta
MARIETTA. GA --- Dorothy (Dottie) Browning Adams, 64, who devoted her life to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families, died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after ...

White

Joan Lynette Hulsey, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Joan Lynette Hulsey, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Mrs. Hulsey was born to the late Raymond and Bernice Carter Saine.  She was pr ...
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