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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Marlene Benton, Cumming
Marlene Benton of Roswell, GA died peacefully on August 26, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio on January 11, 1940.  She was the daughter of the late Melvin “Windy” and ...
Peggy Harper Raines, 78, Cumming
Peggy Harper Raines; 78, a native of Evergreen Al. and a resident of Cumming Ga passed away August 26 at Northside Hospital in Cumming Ga. Peggy had been a resident at Chestnut Rid ...

Gwinnett

Thomas B. Gibson, 74, Suwanee
Thomas B. Gibson, age 74, of Suwanee Georgia passed away peacefully and surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, September 26, 2016 at Northside Hospital after a courageous 9 ye ...

Hall

Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, Gainesville
Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, passed on August 26, 2016 at The Oaks Limestone, Gainesville, GA. Born in Winder, GA on April 7, 1924, Mrs. Carson was the daughter of Robert Lee a ...
George W. Heindel, 96, Gainesville
George W. Heindel, age 96, passed away on August 19, 2016, at Rejuvnia House in Gainesville, Georgia.   He is survived by son, George Heindel, Jr. (wife, Jane Ann) of ...
Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Pruett Health in Buford. Mr. Jenkins was born December 6, 1946 to the late Robert D ...
Ricki Ann Lasley, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Ricki Ann Lasley, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born in Richmond, IN, but spent most of her adult life ...
Infant Dinah Paige Whited, 5 months, of Monroe passed away on Monday August 08, 2016 at Egelston Hospital; following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
Mrs. Mildred Jeanette Wilson, 86 of Gillsville died Friday August 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday August ...

Lumpkin

Johanna Marie Burns, 45, Dahlonega
Johanna Marie Burns, age 45, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on August 26, 2016.   Johanna was preceded in death by her father, Juddy Welch, Dahlonega, ...
William A. Cantrell, 85, Dahlonega
William A. Cantrell, 85, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at New Horizon Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Au ...

White

Julius Papatyi, 82, Cleveland
Julius Papatyi, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Papatyi was born on July 29, 1934, in Pannonhalma, Hungary, to th ...
Patricia Clay Johnson, 74, Cleveland
Patricia Clay Johnson, age 74 of Cleveland formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.