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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Janice Jerrett Bryan, 70, Cumming
Janice Jerrett Bryan, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She is survived by her children, William H. Br ...
Alexander Ferdinand Cummings was born on June 1, 1987, in Athens, Georgia, to Dr. Richard Dale and Sandra (nee Falkenhein) Cummings. The family was complete with an older brother, ...

Gwinnett

Judy Lynn Raines of Dacula, GA passed away August 29, 2016.  Judy’s profession was dedicated to education where she taught elementary school in Gwinnett County until ret ...

Habersham

Helen Hope Knight Evans, 98, Clarkesville
Hope Knight Evans, 98, of Clarkesville, formerly of Pawleys Island and Greenville, SC died Monday, August 29, 2016 after a long period of declining health. Born in Chanute, Ka ...
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, 96, Clarkesville
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, age 96 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...

Hall

Marie Brownlow, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Marie Brownlow, 87 of Gainesville died Monday August 29, 2016 at her residence. Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Brownlow had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  ...
Edward “Buster” Graham, 68, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Edward “Buster” Graham, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Elsbeth Helene Vance, Gainesville
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on August 29, 2016. To those who knew her she was a beautiful lady who loved her family, the arts, music and nature. ...

Jackson

Kenneth Pittman Campbell, 75, Commerce
  Mr. Kenneth Pittman Campbell, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Campbell was born in Commerce to the late Aaron and Nettie ...
Mr. William “LeRoy” Roy Pirkle, age 56, of Pendergrass passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. ...

Lumpkin

Monzell Alexander, 84, Murrayville
Monzell Alexander, age 84, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on August 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lillie Palmer and also is preceded i ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leslie “Les” Russell Nix, age 51 of Cleveland. Les passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. Funeral services ...
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.