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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 16th, 2017

Forsyth

Amy Leanne Evers, 35, Cumming
  Amy Leanne Evers 35, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother Bradley Hirtz. She is survived by her husband Chad Ever ...

Gwinnett

Joel Craig Samples, 58, Buford
Joel Craig Samples, age 58, of Buford, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, October 16, 2017 after a long battle with ALS. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oc ...

Hall

Rosa Vazquez de Alba, 72, Gainesville
 Mrs. Rosa Vazquez de Alba age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Judy Carlan, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Carlan, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October ...
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, 62, Gainesville
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, age 62, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmot ...
Mrs. Betty Sue (Barnes) Thomas, age 81 of Clermont, passed on October 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Betty Sue was born on March 27, 1936 in Hall Coun ...
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91, Gainesville
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91 of Gainesville passed away Monday October 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gailey was the so ...
Charles E. Grant, 93, Oakwood
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Elsie Mae Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Rutherford, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

 Mitchell “Michael” Lamar Thompson, age 53 of Pendergrass, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.& ...

Lumpkin

Frank Adrian Boston, 44, Dahlonega
Mr. Frank Adrian Boston, age 44, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Frank was born in Hall County on March 23, 1973.  He has lived in Lumpkin County his en ...
Miriam Mixon, 79, Dahlonega
Miriam Mixon, age 79, passed away in her home October 16 after a recently diagnosed illness. Known to her friends as Mimi, she was a long time Dahlonega resident. She had careers i ...

Other

Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, Monroe
Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, of Monroe, GA (whose heart and mind was always at the beach) passed away on October 15, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1959. A wife, mom, Nonnie, CiCi, ...

Stephens

Raymond Stumpf, 94, Toccoa
Missionary, pastor, counselor. Raymond Stumpf, son of the late Nelson and Charlotte Stumpf, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017 at the age of 94.  He was born on Nov ...

White

Steven J. Stack, 55, Cleveland
“He sailed away.   He walked 2000 miles and then he slipped away.” On October 16, 2017 the angels lifted Steven J. Stack, age 55 back home to be with the L ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93