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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 5th, 2016

Banks

Bertie McDuffie Chaffin, age 80, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Chaffin was born in Banks County on July 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Helen M ...

Barrow

   Mildred Cronic Edge passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Mrs. Edge was the daughter of the late Andrew and Loudell Cronic, and was preceded in death by her husban ...

Hall

Fred Allen Gilbert, 78, Gainesville
  Fred Allen Gilbert, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, TN and served his country in t ...

Jackson

Jane Forrester Duck, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Forrester Duck, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Duck was born in Hoschton, GA, a daughter t ...
Danny Paul Hill, 61, Commerce
            Mr. Danny Paul Hill, age 61, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Jewell (Dean) Beasley, 83, Dahlonega
Jewell “Dean” Beasley, age 83, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Dean is preceded in dea ...
Zora Lucille Hackney, 78, Dahlonega
Zora Lucille Hackney age 78 of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly from Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Lucille bravely ...

Stephens

Mrs. Cricket Bowen Pressley, age 59 of 84 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice Unit, Athens Regional Medical Center.   A ...

White

Earnest Horace Duvall, 87, Cleveland
Earnest Horace Duvall, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Duvall was born on August 7, 1928, in Clermont, GA to the late Earnest Ho ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.