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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joffre Louis Gueymard Jr (Jeff), 71, of Cumming, GA died Thursday, July 14, 2016 of complications from pulmonary disease.  He was born in New Orleans, LA and graduated from LS ...
Lila Joyce Vaughan, 73, Cumming
Mrs. Lila Joyce Vaughan, age 73, of Cumming, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Lila was a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmo ...

Gwinnett

John Riley Guice, 90, Lawrenceville
John Riley Guice, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Mr. Guice was born on July 2, 1926, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Lloyd Percy ...

Hall

Marsha Hopkins Austin, 61, Buford
Marsha Hopkins Austin, age 61 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, July 14, 2016. Marsha has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM ...
  William E. “Bill” Baker Sr. of Hoschton, GA passed on July 14, 2016. He survived by his wife, Laura Nicholson Baker; sons, William E. and Robin Baker Jr. o ...
             Pamela Roxanne Howington Hope, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at ...
Mary Williamson Turk, 92, Chicopee
Mary Williamson Turk, age 92, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 after several years of declining health.  Mrs. Turk was born April 6, 1924 in Jackson County, GA to the la ...

Jackson

Don Kyle Burchett, 84, Commerce
Mr. Don Kyle Burchett, age 84, of Commerce died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Burchett was born in Middlesboro, KY to the late, James Tip and ...
Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, who passed away Thursday morning,?July 14, 2016 in Hospice Care with Allen Smith, her son in-law, at her bed ...
Jonathan Ellis Smith, 48, Nicholson
Mr. Jonathan “Johnny” Ellis Smith, age 48, of Nicholson died Thursday, July 14, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Athens to Betty Jo Hopkins Smith of Nicholson and the ...

Other

Jean Vaughan Nalley, 63, Atlanta
Jean Vaughan Nalley, age 63, of Atlanta, GA, died at Halcyon Hospice-Altus House in Atlanta, GA, on July 14, 2016.  She was the daughter of Doris Dorsey Nalley and Dr. Ja ...

Stephens

Aaron Todd Poland, 45, Toccoa
Mr. Aaron Todd Poland, 45, lost his long well fought battle with brain cancer on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home in Toccoa, Georgia.  He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio an ...
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'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