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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 27th, 2016

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Judith Horne Welch, 72, Winder
Judith Horne Welch, age 72, of Winder passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016.  She loved to work and help other people.  Survivors include her son John Wages, Jr. and wife Li ...

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David Richard England, 42, Clarkesville
David Richard England, age 42 and a resident of Habersham County passed away March 27, 2016.  Born on July 21, 1973 David was the son of Lorain Haney England.  He was ...
Angus Waldo (Wally) Sowell III, 70, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Angus Waldo ‘Wally” Sowell III, age 70 of Clarkesville. Mr. Sowell passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. ...

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Gerald Horace Gay, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Gerald Horace Gay age 78 of Gainesville Georgia died   on March 26,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extend illness.   Gerald, was born ...
Dorothy Belle House Marlowe, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Belle House Marlowe, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.     & ...
Randy Berlin Wike, 53, Gainesville
Randy Berlin Wike, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.  Mr. Wike was born on August 30, 1962 in G ...

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Kathy Waters, 64, Athens
Ms. Kathy Waters, age 64, of Athens, GA died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Ms. Waters was born in Commerce to the late Floyd and Dorothy Standridge Wate ...

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William Frank Adams, 91, Toccoa
Mr. William Frank Adams, age 91 of Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Samue ...

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Rev. Allen Ross Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Rev. Allen Ross Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Habersham Home. Rev. Palmer was born on June 8, 1922, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Marlin ...
'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.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.