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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 16th, 2017

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Royce E. Bunn, Sr, 76, Winder
Mr. Royce E. Bunn, Sr., age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017.  He was preceded by His Wife, Reba Elder Bunn, Parents, Richard and Lillian Bunn, and Brothers ...

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Douglas Roney Bearden, 76, Cumming
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 16, 2017.  He was born on July 20, 1941, the son of the late Herschel Roney Bearden and Mary Lanete Baxter in A ...
Cumming, Ga. – Donald Anthony Cottongim, 82, died Monday evening, January 16, 2017.   He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Martha, three children, Dennis, Marian, ...

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Hesequiel Hernandez, 60, Cornelia
Hesequiel Hernandez, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Abasolo, Guanajuato on January 12, 1957, he was a son of the ...
Linda Fay Griffith, 65, Demorest
Linda Fay Griffith, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017. Mrs. Griffith was born on May 23, 1951, in Demorest, Georgia, to the ...

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Mrs. Davina “Shaianne” Dawn Whitlow, age 46, of Alto passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, ...

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Margie Crawford, 88, Nicholson
Mrs. Margie Crawford, age 88, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Crawford was born in Maysville to the late Luther and Dec ...
Dumitru Roman, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dumitru Roman 85, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Roman was born in Bucharest, Romania on Sept ...
Raymond F. Shapland, 85, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Raymond F. Shapland, age 85 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Shapland was born in Dwight, Illi ...

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Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57, Dahlonega
Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57 of Dahlonega, GA passed Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Hal ...

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Norris W. Martin, 72, Alpharetta
Norris W. Martin, age 72 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017.  He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doug ...
Helen J. Henry, 83, Murphy, NC
Helen J. Henry 83 of Murphy, NC passed Monday, January 16, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, ...

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Cletis Ralph (C.R.) Fritts, Sr., age 80, of Roswell, GA passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.  C.R. was born August 14, 1936 in Loudon, TN to the late Dexter Lawson and Mattie ...

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June Sprouse, 66, Cleveland
June Sprouse, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Sprouse was born on October 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late   ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89