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Local Obits for Fri. May 6th, 2016

Habersham

John Roger Considine, 66, Clarkesville
John Roger Considine, age 66 of Clarkesville, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on May 6, 2016. John, one of six children born to Robert and Barbara Considine of A ...

Hall

Thurmond Allen Miller, 66, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Thurmon Allen Miller age 66 of Gainesville. Rev. Floyd Higdon and Re ...
Robert Joseph Tom, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Joseph Tom, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services will be announced at a later ...
Loy Watkins, 85, Gainesville
 Loy Watkins age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Friday May 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Dorothy Joyce Wheeler, 87, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Joyce Wheeler age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will offic ...

Jackson

Monroe Brady Tench, 71, Commerce
Monroe Brady Tench, age 71, of Commerce passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.  Monroe was an United States Army veteran.  He loved his family and his animals.  Survivors ...

Lumpkin

Sherman Head, 71, Dahlonega
    Head obit Amanda Jones <amanda@dahlonegafuneralhome.com>10:48 AM   news@jacobsmedia.net ...

Stephens

Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown   Mrs. Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown age 44 of 1260 Mountain View Road, Toccoa passed away Friday May 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
'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.