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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 ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.