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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 26th, 2017

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clarence Allen “Buddy” Merck, age 87, of Winder, Georgia who passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Mr. Merck wa ...

Forsyth

Rex John Mathis, 58, Cumming
Rex John Mathis age 58 of Cumming passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a member of Matt Masonic Lodge #694. He was preceded in de ...

Habersham

Journey N. Burton, 82, Clarkesville
Journey N. Burton, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017, following an extended illness. Mr. Burton was born on August 8, 1934 ...
  Marjory “Annette” Christian Park, age 77, of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her home with all her family at her side.  An ...

Hall

Vance Princeton Barnes, 86, Gainesville
Vance Princeton Barnes of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, January 26, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia in ...
Mrs. Mildred Juanita Duncan Ivester, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday January 26, 2017 at New Horizons Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral Services will ...
Bridie Beatrice Johnson, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Birdie Beatrice Johnson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Patricia Ann Mackey, 72, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Mackey, 72 of Gainesville, GA passed Wednesday, January 26, 2017.    Little& Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., ...
Bobbie Jean Hayes, 75, Clermont
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday January, 29, 2017 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Buice, Rev. David Martin and Rev. Brandon Dyer officiating.  Burial wi ...
Walter Hugh Nix, 69, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for Walter Hugh Nix, age, 69 of Clermont, Ga. services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 28, in Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Interment will ...
Charles Brady Richardson, 80, Gainesville
Charles Brady Richardson, age 80, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. ...

Jackson

Annie Lee Baird Bailes, 95, Hoschton
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Lee Baird Bailes, age 95 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Mrs. Bailes was ...
James Millard Stephens, 72, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Millard Stephens, age 72 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Mr. Stephens was born in T ...
Charles Wheeler Boggs, 68, Braselton
Charles Wheeler Boggs, age 68, of Braselton passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Wheeler served in the United States Army and retired from General Motors after 30 years of ...

Lumpkin

Kathleen Billie Wimpy, 95, Dahlonega
Mrs. Kathleen Billie Wimpy passed away at her residence on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 just one day shy of her ninety-sixth birthday. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on January 26, 19 ...
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