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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 28th, 2016

Dawson

David J. “Dave” Cotcher, 73, Dawsonville
David J. “Dave” Cotcher, 73, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born Octob ...
Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Maxine was born August 1 ...

Habersham

Byron Keith Duncan, 59, Alto
    Byron Keith Duncan, age 59, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016.   Mr. Duncan was born on August 1, 1956 in Habersham County, Ge ...
  Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shook Roberts, age 80, of Cornelia will be held Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Oakey Mountain Baptist Ch ...

Hall

James Frank Bagwell, 80, Gainesville
James Frank Bagwell, 80, a lifetime resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville. Celebration of Life services wil ...
Kay Francis Dean, 82, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kay Francis Dean age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
Carolyn Jones, 55, Gainesville
Ms. Carolyn Jones age 55 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled f ...
Toni (Tonita) McCormick Lesser passed away on March 24th, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family as she entered Heavens Gates. Toni was ...
Erin Lynn McCollum, 36, Gainesville
Erin Lynn McCollum, age 36, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Miss McCollum was born on March 25, 1980 in ...
Mrs. Laura Virdell Smith Smallwood, 96, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016. Born on April 2, 1919, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. She was the dau ...
Mr. Oda R. “Reggie” Weaver, age 66, of Braselton passed away, following an extended illness, on Monday, March 28, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial Services ...

Jackson

Carl Appleton Simpkins, 90, Commerce
Carl Appleton Simpkins, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016 after a brief illness.   Mr. Simpkins was born in Carroll County on Oct. 29, 1925 to th ...
Gene Aaron, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gene Aaron, age 64 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 28, 2016.  Mr. Aaron was born in Commerce, Georgia, ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Florence Weber Brookshire, age 94 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 28, 2016.  Mrs. Brookshire was born i ...
Edward Lee Vandiver, 65, Jefferson
Mr. Edward Lee Vandiver, age 65, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Landmark Hospital.  Mr. Vandiver was born in Commerce to Johnnie Lou Moore of Commerce and the ...
Martin David “Beau” Weaver, III, age 67 of Homer, GA passed away Saturday March 26, 2016. Mr. Weaver was the son of the late Martin D. and Mary Lawson Weaver, Jr., a ...

Other

Dorothy “Tina” Cristina Christian-Bishop, age 50 of Hull, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016.   Mrs. Christian was the daughter of Susan Pittman Kingsolver ...
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.
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