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Local Obits for Mon. May 9th, 2016

Banks

Melvin Frank Bowen, 67, Homer
Mr. Melvin Frank Bowen, age 67, of Homer, GA died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Bowen was born in Clarksville to the late Donnie Lee and Montee ...

Forsyth

Melvin Edward Navarro, 63, Cumming
Melvin Edward Navarro, age 63, of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mr. Navarro was born in Virginia in 1952 to the late John and Ruby Navarr ...

Hall

Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, Gainesville
Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, died at Lanier Village on May 9, 2016 after living with Alzheimer’s disease for over ten years. She was born on June 20, 1928 in the ...
Paul Cleveland Hatcher, 73, Oakwood
            Mr. Paul Cleveland Hatcher, age 73 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...

Jackson

Joseph (Joe) George Merck, 81, Jefferson
Mr. Joseph “Joe” George Merck, age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at his home in Jefferson, GA following an extended illness. Joe was preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Tidmore Turner, 90, Suches
Teresa Turner died in Suches, Georgia, at the age of 90, after a happy life of friendships and fun. She was predeceased by her parents Alee S. and Dr. Thomas L. Tidmore, brother Dr ...

Other

Horace Baker III, 74, California
Horace Baker III age 74 passed away peacefully with his beloved wife, Barbara, and little dog, Dixie Lou, by his side on April 23, 2016 at his home in Banning, California. He wa ...

Union

Johnnie Ray Horney, 81, Suches
Johnnie Ray Horney, Sr., age 81, of Suches, GA passed away on May 9, 2016.   Johnnie was the son of the late John M. and Ethel May Horney and was also preceded in death ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton