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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  ...

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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton