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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 17th, 2016

Banks

  Mildred Jeanette Westbrook Massey, age 95 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Banks County, on December 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the l ...

Habersham

Clifford Spry Jr., 68, Cornelia
Clifford Spry, Jr., age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Mr. Spry was born on September 22, 1947 in Rossmore, West Virginia to the la ...

Hall

Douglas Reginald Ash, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas Reginald Ash, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Airline Baptis ...
Mr. Don Matthew “Matt” Bryner age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Mary Iona Tumlin, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Iona Tumlin, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunda ...

Other

Freddie Lee, 79, Old Hickory, TN
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday Feb. 19, 2016 in Wahoo Baptist Church for Freddie Lee age 79 of Old Hickory, TN.  The Rev. Mark Wheeler will officiate. Interme ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.