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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 20th, 2017

Gwinnett

Wendy Hoover, 49, Buford
Ms. Wendy Hoover, age 49, of Buford passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice with her family. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 ...
Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr, 87, Sugar Hill
Mr. Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr., age 87, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, with his family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at Prince ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, 71, Clarkesville
Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 8, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Harold and ...
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, 52, Clarkesville
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 26, 1964 he was a son o ...

Hall

Franklin “Frankie” Childers, 71, of Gainesville, GA, died January 20th, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Franklin “Frankie&r ...
Michael "Mink" Jerome Davis, 65, Flowery Branch
Michael “Mink” Jerome Davis, 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on January 20, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the ch ...
Aide Santamaria-Mojica, 38, Gainesville
Mrs. Aide Santamaria- Mojica age 38 of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following an extended illness. Mass is scheduled fo ...

Jackson

Elizabeth B. Stephenson, 89, Commerce
  Ms. Elizabeth B. Stephenson, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Abundant Living.  Ms. Stephenson was born in Commerce to the late Henry Gilbert ...

Other

Christine C. Simmons, 87, Alpharetta
Christine C. Simmons, 87 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born in New Bern, NC on September 15, ...

Rabun

Linda Holcomb Gragg, 61, Tiger
  Linda Holcomb Gragg, age 61, of Tiger, GA, passed away on January 20, 2017, with her loved ones surrounding her when she went to be with the Lord. She was a loving Chr ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.