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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 21st, 2017

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Jimmy L. Willoughby, 75, Statham
Mr. Jimmy L. Willoughby, age 75, of Statham, Georgia passed away January 21, 2017.  A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Herschel and Eva Wallace Willoughby. ...

Dawson

Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, Dawsonville
Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 29, 1939 in Lumpkin ...

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Barbara Iris Collins, 56, Cumming
Barbara Iris Collins, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 at 3pm in the McDonald and Son Chape ...
Rachel Hammons, 49, Cumming
Rachel Hammons, 49 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. The family will have a private viewing at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.  No other services are scheduled ...

Hall

Charles Mickam, 67, Lula
            Mr. Charles Mickam, age 67 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence following a sud ...
Billy General Mealor, age 79 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence.    Born in Maysville, Georgia on April 28, 1937, he was a son of the ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Morgan “Sunshine” Taylor, age 80, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mrs. Tayl ...

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Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85, Watkinsville
Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85 of Watkinsville, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. Visitation will be on Friday January 27, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 11am- ...
Mary Ann W. Hope, 92, Roswell
Mary Ann W. Hope, age 92, of Roswell, GA passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mary Ann was born in Dublin, GA.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great ...
Hardy Lee Waldrop, 75, Canton
Hardy Lee Waldrop, age 75, of Canton passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Hardy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He grew up on a farm ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Sanges Comboia, age 89 of Peach Orchard Road, Baldwin and formerly of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A da ...
Mrs. Rachel Franks Chappelear Stewart, age 78 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late James B. and Vera Hamby Franks, sh ...

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Lillian Rann, 86, Cleveland
Lillian H. Rann, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. Ms. Rann was born August 6, 1930 in Atlanta to the late Thomas M. and Laura Ivey Hestley. Lillian w ...
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.