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Azzie Lee Cole, 87, Winder
    Azzie Lee Cole, age 87, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.   Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawso ...

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Avis Craig Conner, 85, Cumming
Avis Craig Conner, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community in Cumming, Georgia, after a long struggle with Alzheimer&r ...
Glenn Francis Connors, 77, Cumming
Glenn Francis Connors, age 77 of Cumming, formerly of Warwick, NY,  passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Beth Connors; sons, Glenn Connors, Se ...
Henry Dewitt Martin, 76, Cumming
Henry Dewitt Martin, age 76, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.  Mr. Martin was first and foremost a God-fearing man, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfathe ...
Chloe Okelo, 21, Cumming
On Sunday May 22, 2016 heaven received their new life of the party, because the world's spunkiest angel returned to her heavenly home after an adventurous and abundant life. He ...
Noah W. Stapler, 86, Cumming
Noah W. Stapler, age 86 of Cumming, originally of Ocee Community, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, June 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm at home surrounded by family. Noah loved gardeni ...

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Louise Gerrin Acrey, 86, Cornelia
Louise Gerrin Acrey, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Acrey was born on May 31, 1930, in Habe ...

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Larry Ellis, 68, Flowery Branch
 Mr. Larry Ellis, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.      Funeral serv ...
Mr. Walter Eugene Thrailkill, 49 , of Lula died Thursday June 2, 2106 at his residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Littl ...

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Dr. James Harold Mason, Jr., 75, of Atlanta and Tifton, GA and Denver and Steamboat Springs, CO, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Dr. ...
Leroy Leonard Edwards, 85, Athens
Mr. Leroy Leonard Edwards, age 85, of Athens, GA died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, IPU.  Mr. Edwards was born in Commerce to the late Oris and Margia Thurmond Ed ...

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Mary Elaine "Lainie" Johnson, age 62, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on June 1st 2016 after a short but intense experience with pancreatic cancer.  Lain ...
Terry Anthony Sutton, 56, Danielsville, formerly of Cleveland
Terry Anthony Sutton age 56, of Danielsville formerly of Cleveland passed away Thursday June 2, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County October 28, 1959 the son of J ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.