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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 31st, 2016

Dawson

Ted Monkus, 89, Dawsonville
Ted Monkus, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born October 29, 1926 in Haysville, N ...

Forsyth

Ajay P. Patel, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Ajay P. Patel, 56 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Kamu Patel; brother and sister-in-la ...

Habersham

Dianne Loggins Holden, 60, Cornelia
Dianne Loggins Holden, age 60 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, GA on May 6, 1956, she ...
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, 69, Clarkesville
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 9, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Ary and ...

Hall

Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, 66, Gainesville
Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Chuck was an avid Alabama fan and retired from the IRS after 18 years of service. He was prec ...
Jack Charles Pethel, 89, Gainesville
Jack Charles Pethel left his earthly home for his heavenly home on July 31, 2016 after an extended illness. He was born on August 24, 1927 to Rabon and Omalee (Simpson) P ...
George B Spain, 82, Gainesville
Mr. George B. Spain, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South ...

Union

Mr. Lawrence Howard Pruitt, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the Village of East Harbor Senior Care Community following an extended illness. Mr. Pruitt ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.