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Local Obits for Thu. May 12th, 2016

Banks

Louise Broome, 69, Ruskin, Fl.
Louise Broome, 69 of Ruskin, Florida formerly of Banks County, passed May 12, 2016, peacefully at home.  Louise was a retired school bus driver for the Hillsborough Co ...

Forsyth

Johnie Edwin Mathis, 76, Cumming
Johnie Edwin Mathis, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was a retired Master Sergeant serving in the United States Air Force with 23 years of service. Joh ...

Gwinnett

J. I. O’Shields, 91, Dunwoody
J. I. O’Shields, age 91, of Dunwoody, GA passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 1PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Hall

Doris Sella Barrett, 92, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Doris Sella Barrett, 92 years old, died peacefully at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Thursday, May 12, 2016.   She was born April 14, 1924 in Pate ...
Onia H. Saine, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 14, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Onia Heaton Saine, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Pierce Ashmore, Rev. J ...
Kirk Andre Taylor, 55, Gainesville
  Kirk Andre Taylor, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 1 PM Thu ...

Jackson

George Anthony “Tony” Ervin, age 79 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Ervin was the son of the late George Rufus and Kathleen M ...

White

Sally Louise Hudson, 83, Cleveland
Sally Louise Hudson, age 83 of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2016 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living. Mrs. Hudson was born on August 18, 1932, in Travis City, ...
'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.