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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 11th, 2016

Banks

Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, Maysville
Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, of Maysville passed on Friday, March 11, 2016 following a sudden illness.         Funeral services will be held on Wed ...

Barrow

Patricia Diana Chatham, age 52, of Winder passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

Dawson

Franklin (Frank) Leroy Ross, 80, Dawsonville
Franklin “Frank” Leroy Ross, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on March 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Frank was born May 25, 1935 in Dahlonega, GA. He ...

Gwinnett

Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark, 83, Lawrenceville
Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark was born on February 28, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the only child of the late Linzie and Rev. Carrie (nee Steward) Hopkins.  She was called ...
Thomas Wayne Shelton, Jr., age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wayne Shelton, Sr. He is survived by his comm ...

Habersham

Garland Lewallen, Sr., age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 28, 1932, he was a son of the late William “Will&rd ...
Joseph Kurt Martin, 36, Clarkesville
Joseph Kurt Martin, age 36, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born on June 28, 1979, Joey was the son of Stanley and Beverly Martin.  He was a graduate of ...

Hall

James F. (Gene) Cordell, 83, Gainesville
Mr. James F. “Gene” Cordell age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday ...
Raymond Wesley Dorsey, 77, Gainesville
 Mr. Raymond Wesley Dorsey age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.             Funeral service are ...
Marilyn Mae Forbes, 85, Gainesville
In the loving presence of her two sons, Mark and Matt, Marilyn Mae Forbes of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning of March 11, 2016. M ...

Rabun

Patrick Lynn Peeples, 65, Clayton
Patrick Lynn “Pat” Peeples, 65, of Clayton, Georgia died March 11, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born August 15, 1950 in Key West, Florida and was the so ...

Stephens

Mrs. Reba Lee Kellar Collins age 89 of 5371 Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Elijah and Anna ...
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