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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 11th, 2017

Habersham

Lee M. Henderson, 85, Clarkesville
  Lee M. Henderson age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Boaz, Alabama on May 22, 1931, he was a son of the late John and Estelle ...

Hall

Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, 79, Gainesville
           Mr. Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia ...
John Daniel Thompson, Sr, 89, Flowery Branch
John Daniel Thompson, Sr. went home to be with our Lord on January 11, 2017. He was 89. Dr. Thompson was born on July 10, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, to Mildred Marie Dykes Thompson ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Fred “Jimmy” Avant, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  Mr. Avant ...

Lumpkin

Phyllis Margaret Andrews, 96, Dahlonega
Phyllis Margaret Andrews, age 96, of Birmingham, AL (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017.   Phyllis a loving mother, grandmother, and gr ...
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, Dahlonega
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at his Dahlonega home of natural causes.  Robert was born December 19, 1953 in Smyrna, Georgia to Miler and Frances Weeks.& ...

Other

Cicero Bennett, 89, Statesboro
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cicero Bennett, age 89 of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  ...

Stephens

Frank Howard Turpin, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Howard Turpin, age 80, of Regan Drive, Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.    A son of the late Charles M. an ...

Union

Ronald “Ron” Cole Lingerfelt, age 64, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 10, 2017. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother&rdquo ...

White

Samuel M. Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79 of Cleveland, GA passed Wednesday, January 11, 2017.      Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little &am ...
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure
Jackson County commissioner Dwain Smith dies at age 74
The Nicholson man who represented District 4 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has died.
'Growing Pains' star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69
Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at age 69
Owner of Gold's, other department stores in Ga. and SC, dies at the age of 90
The man who owned and operated Gold's Department Store in downtown Cornelia for decades has passed away at the age of 90.
All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio