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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 16th, 2016

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Doris Iler Langley, 79, Winder
Doris Iler Langley, age 79, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
William Franklin Thigpen, age 83, of Auburn passed Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, Dawsonville
Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 13, 1973, he was a lifelong res ...

Forsyth

Geraldine Brown, 81, Cumming
Geraldine Brown, 81, of Cumming passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Frankie Bowman Nobles, 76, Cumming
Frankie Bowman Nobles, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Frank was a United States Navy Veteran. He was preceded ...
Sarah Frances (Boles) Tidwell, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was a beloved mother and grandmoth ...

Habersham

Ruth Frederick Downey, 75, Cornelia
Ruth Frederick Downey, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to expres ...

Hall

Cora Mae Crow, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Cora Mae Crow, of Gainesville, Passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ch ...
Robert Hugh Hawkins, Jr., 80, Clermont
Robert Hugh Hawkins Jr., age 80 passed away on July 16, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Robert (Bob) was a resident of Hall County where he was a carpenter/builder for ...
Pearlie Mae Williams, 79, Gainesville
Ms. Pearlie Mae Williams was born May 1, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late James and Annie Mae Williams.  She departed this life on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Willowood Nurs ...

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David Arnold Waldrop, 53, Bogart
David Arnold Waldrop, age 53, of Bogart passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
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.