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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2016

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Donald Carlton Sadosky, age 68, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, Cumming
Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, passed away on Thursday. June 23, 2016 at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26, 2016 f ...

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Paul Edward Newlon, 72, Demorest
Paul Edward Newlon, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Mr. Newlon was born on April 4, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late Camden Paul and A ...

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Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, Murrayville
Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDona ...
Collis Hyizher Wheeler, 99, Gainesville
Collis Hyizher Wheeler completed his journey on earth June 23, 2016 at the age of 99. He was born April 29, 1917 to the late Thomas Milligan and Susie Hall Wheeler in Carnesville ( ...

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Cheryl Elaine Farmer, 63, Commerce
Cheryl Elaine Farmer age 63 of Commerce passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Gentiva Hospice of Athens Regional.   Mrs.Farmer was born in Lawrenceville, GA.  S ...

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Robbie Sue Leachman, 57, Rhine, Ga.
Robbie Sue Leachman age 57 of Rhine, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 23, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Gentiva Hospice Center.   Robbie Sue was born November 16 ...

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Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, 72, Eastanollee
Mrs. Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, age 72 of 3718 Wolf Pit Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...
John William McCarthy, 87, Toccoa
John William McCarthy, age 87, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on June 23, 2016. He was born October 10, 1928, in Weston, Ontario, Canada.  At the age of sixteen, he came so ...
James Gary Thomason, 53, Toccoa
Mr. James Gary Thomason, age 53 of 247 Mt. View Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home, Gainesville, Georgia.   ...

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Christian Culp, 24, Cleveland
Christian Culp, age 24 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Mr. Culp was born April 28, 1992 in Gainesville to Franklin Mclendon and Wanda Ritz. He was emplo ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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