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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2016

Banks

  Jessie Wheeler Smith, age 86, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mrs. Smith was born on November 27, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the l ...
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, 80, Gillsville
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, age 80 of Gillsville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Brighter Mornings in Maysville following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled fo ...

Dawson

Jimmy (Cat) Castleberry, 69, Daswsonville
Jimmy “Cat” Castleberry, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March ...

Gwinnett

Bernard Lee Bowen, 85, Buford
Bernard Lee Bowen, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, J. R. Adkins. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five yea ...
Loyce Vance Tatum, 90, Johns Creek
Loyce Vance Tatum, age 90, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at her residence in Johns Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Vance and Shirley Samples Vance, as ...

Habersham

Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, 89, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl ...

Hall

Efren Avila-Perez, 80, Gainesville
Efren Avila-Perez, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 ...
Robert (Rocky) Pirkle, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Rocky) Pirkle,59, died quietly surrounded by his family on Friday, March 18,2016. Services to be announced at a later time. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel will be ...
Annie Sue Roberts, 75, Gainesville
Annie Sue Roberts, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel ...
John Austin Stephens, 12, Gainesville
John Austin Stephens was  unexpectedly and suddenly taken to his final home on Friday, March 18th, 2016. He was born March 24, 2003.  Austin touched many hearts during hi ...

Jackson

Opal Roberts Bowles, 76, Pendergrass
      Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Opal Roberts Bowles, age 76, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, March 18, 2016.  ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ellen Copeland, 73, Dahlonega
Ms. Frances Ellen Copeland, age 73 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville on Friday, March 18, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born i ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.