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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 31st, 2016

Dawson

James Harold Magnusson, 84, Dawsonville
James Harold Magnusson, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away March 31, 2016. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Lila Magnusson. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Larry Franklin “Frank” Rush, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...
Paul Randolph Verdin, 62, Buford
Mr. Paul Randolph Verdin, age 62, of Buford passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial P ...

Habersham

Dennis L. Minix, 74, Demorest
Dennis L. Minix, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on June 30, 1941, he was a son of the late George and Pauline Ball Min ...

Hall

Anastacia Champion, 32, Gainesville
Ms. Anastacia Champion transitioned this life on March 31, 2016.  She was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Cosmetology where she found the love of styling  hair. ...
Gholston Peoples, 85, Gainesville
Gholston Peoples age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Annie Lee Sutton Cathey, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Lee Sutton Cathey,age 94 of Gainesville. Mrs. Cathey passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Graveside services are scheduled for 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ga ...
Alton Ellison, 62, Gainesville
Alton Ellison age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., 59, Gainesville
 Mr. Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Graveside services are schedu ...
 Linda Darlene Wehunt Pinkerton, age 56 of Lula, passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.             Memorial se ...
Matthew G. Williams, 53, Gainesville
Matthew G. Williams, 53, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016 after a brief illness.   Matthew grew up in Atlanta and was a 1979 graduate of Forsyth ...
Mrs. Priscilla Ann Nicely- Williams was born to the late L.C. and Lucille Nicely on May 5, 1956. Mrs. Williams was born in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. S ...

Lumpkin

Litton DeJarnette, 75, Dahlonega
Litton DeJarnette lost his courageous battle with Leukemia, Thursday, March 7, 2016. Litton was 75, born September 24, 1940 to the late Mary & Jim deJarnette. Litton and his wi ...

Stephens

Grady Leon Scott, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Grady Leon Scott, age 63 of 1365 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Clarence and Macie Scott, he ...
Morene Adams Sheriff, 96, Eastanollee
Mrs. Morene Adams Sheriff, age 96 passed away peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home in Eastanollee, Georgia. A daughter of the late Lawrence and Maude Crawford Adams, ...

White

Augustus R. King, III, 74, Sautee
Augustus R. King, III, age 74 of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence. Mr. King was born on December 22, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to the lat ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.