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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 6th, 2017

Forsyth

James "Randy" Barber, 63, Cumming
James "Randy" Barber 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 6, 2017. He is survived by his life partner Mary Henderson. His parents Haskell and Martha Barber. ...
Betty Ruth Pinson Barron, age 83, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Betty was a member at ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Vivian Beatrice Cowart, age 93, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Cowart; and son-in-law, Donald Chester St ...

Habersham

Rita Myers, 82, Clarkesville
Rita Myers, age 82, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Rita was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Selby Robert Myers and Glenna Wade Myers Sawyer.  ...

Hall

Laurence Kenneth Hirt, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Laurence Kenneth Hirt, known as Larry to his family and friends, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.  Larry is surv ...
William Herman Kimbrell, 72, Gillsville
         Mr. William Herman Kimbrell, age 72 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...
Suzanne Preston Williams, 57 of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. One day later, Saturday, October 7, 2017, her mother Carolyn Williams, 83 of Gainesville passed awa ...

Jackson

Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, Jefferson formerly of Greenville, SC
Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Greenville, SC and Athens, GA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p ...
Terry Wayne “Cornbread” Wiggins, age 48, of Commerce passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.  He was employed with Volume Transportation, Inc.  He loved tru ...

Other

Emanuel Clinton Baker, 59, Danielsville
Emanuel Clinton Baker age 59 of Danielsville passed away Friday Oct. 6, 2017 following injuries in an automobile accident.     Mr. Baker was born in Commerce t ...

Stephens

Nobie Kellar Canady, 75, Toccoa
Mrs. Nobie Kellar Canady, age 75 of Highway 320 in Toccoa passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.   A daughter of the late Lewis ...

White

Dennis Alexander, Cleveland
Dennis Alexander passed away October 6th 2017 at his rural home in the northeast Georgia mountains.  Dennis was born in the Harvey Hospital on March 27, 1938 to John and H ...
Michael “Scuba” McLaughlin 67, of Helen GA passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.  He has presided in Helen since 1981.  Michael was born in Greenfield OH to ...
Charles “Charlie” William Miller, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.   Mr. Miller was born November 25, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the ...
Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Waddell was born August 20, 1944 in Atlanta, GA to the late Albert a ...
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell age 73 of Cleveland passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced late ...
Mother of Cong. Doug Collins dies
The mother of 9th District Congressman Doug Collins died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Flowery Branch councilman Fred Richards dies
Flowery Branch City Councilman Fred Richards has died, officials confirmed on Thursday.
Funeral for Keith Echols scheduled Saturday
The funeral for former Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols will be held Saturday at 2:00 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Handbag designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide
Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment
Memorial service set for man whose public safety career spanned 40 years
A man who gave more than half his life to public safety in Jackson and Habersham counties and across Georgia will be remembered in a memorial service Thursday in Jefferson.
Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65
Former Georgia quarterback and New England Patriots running back Andy Johnson has died at 65 after a long illness
Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, dies
Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died
Former NASCAR driver killed in Franklin County accident
A former NASCAR driver who made his home in Upstate South Carolina and his son are dead as the result of an accident early Saturday morning.