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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 4th, 2016

Dawson

Kenneth (K.K.) Turner, 85, Dawsonville
Kenneth “K. K.” Turner, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. Born November 27, 1931 in Salisbury, NC to the late Joseph and Myrtie Vera Turner, he ...

Forsyth

Barbara Pirkle, 74, Cumming
Barbara Pirkle, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother, B ...

Gwinnett

Ellen Edith Lackey Sturm, age 91 of Athens, GA died December 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. T ...

Habersham

Comer Rudeseal, 101, Mt. Airy
Comer Rudeseal, age 101, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Mr. Rudeseal was born on June 20, 1915 in Mount Airy, Georgia to James Henry and N ...

Hall

James Curtis Griffith, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Curtis Griffith, also known as “Big Daddy” and “The Dr.” was ushered into eternal rest on December 4, 2016.  James was born October 31, 1932 ...
Vallie Lorene Patton passed away December 4, 2016 after an extended illness at the age of 96. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chape ...
Mr. “Mack” Malcolm Gordon Pittman, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
Helen Spencer, 86, Oakwood
Helen Spencer, 86, of Oakwood, died Sunday December 4, 2016.  A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, Helen grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was the dau ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruth Graves, 78, Hoschton
Nancy Ruth Graves, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Lifeway Church, 2005 Hurric ...
Faye Brookshire Roberts, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Brookshire Roberts, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Mrs. Roberts was born in ...

Rabun

Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, 90, Lakemont
Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, age 90, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on December 4, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Rosemary was the daughter of Bernard “B.P” P ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Virginia Smith, age 91 of Lula. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Graveside services are sc ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.