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Local Obits for Sun. May 8th, 2016

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Margit "Maggie" Swafford, age 69, of Cumming passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Maggie was a generous, loving and caring person who was always thinking of others.&nbs ...

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Dewey Anderson, 80, Flowery Branch
Dewey Anderson, age 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Mark Frier, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Mark Frier, 50, of Gainesville, passed away on May 8, 2016 Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in cha ...
Patsy Ann Herrington, 78, Gainesville
         Mrs. Patsy Ann Herrington, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following ...
William L. Norton, Jr., 93, Gainesville
  William L. Norton, Jr. retired Bankruptcy Judge and noted author, died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 while a resident at The Holbrook, Gainesville, GA.  He was the son of t ...
       Richard Evans “Dickie” Philyaw, age 70, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hiram, Georgia.  &nb ...
Larry Roberts, 74, Gillsville
Funeral services will be held for Larry Roberts 74 of Gillsville at 2:00pm Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Gillsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Shannon Rhodes to officiate with Intermen ...
Marilyn Kay Shelton, 61, Gainesville
Marilyn Kay Shelton, 61 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 8, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Shelton was born March 20, 1955 in Gainesville to ...

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Dorothy Wright, 71, Cleveland
Dorothy Wright, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Wright was born on August 10, 1944, in Jefferson, Georgia, to the late Colu ...
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.