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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 ...

Forsyth

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, ...

Habersham

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 ...

Hall

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, ...

Jackson

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 ...

Lumpkin

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 ...

Other

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, ...

Rabun

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 ...

White

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   ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69