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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

M.L. “Shorty” Hamby, age 88, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Shorty founded, and has owned and operated Hamby’s Garage since 1945.  He ...
Truman Aris Samples, 70, Cumming
Truman Aris Samples, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Graveside services will be held Friday,  August 5,  2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Daves Creek ...

Habersham

Susie Long Watts, 70, Cornelia
Susie Long Watts, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Mrs. Watts was born on August 13, 1945, in Habersham County, Georgia to Irma Lou Long of ...

Hall

James Edwin Gilmer, 70, Gainesville
The honorary mayor of New Holland, Mr. James Edwin Gilmer, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him on August 3, 2016 at the age of 70.   Mr. Gilmer ...

Jackson

James Lamartine Smith, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lamartine Smith, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

Brad Turner Hays, 59, Dahlonega
Brad Turner Hays, 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Pilesgrove, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the ...

Stephens

Sara Ruth Baumann, 101, Toccoa
Sara Ruth Baumann of Toccoa, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was 101 years old.   A daughter of the late John and Bertha ...
Dawn Michelle Dill, 37, Toccoa
Miss. Dawn Michelle Dill, age 37 of 99 Westwood Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Winnie Burton Dill and the late George D ...
William Blanton Martin, age 74, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Mr. Martin was born on November 15, 1941 in Banks County, Georgia. He was preceded in ...
Mrs. Lillian Whitmire Mitchell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Whitmire, she was ...
Mrs. Jayne Marlow Brock Pressley, age 73 of 99 Vanmar Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late J.O. and Sue Farrow B ...
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.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86