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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 26th, 2017

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Robert Lee King, 51, Winder
Robert Lee King, 51, of Winder passed away December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home ...

Dawson

Charles E. Fletcher, 75, Dawsonville
Charles E. Fletcher, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born March 14, 1942 in Moulton, Ala ...
Terry L. Sams, 71, Dawsonville
Terry L Sams, 71, of Dawsonville, Ga., died December 26th, 2017. Mr. Sams was born November 22, 1946, in Ashville, NC to Howard and Louise Sams. He attended North Buncombe Hi ...

Gwinnett

Nettie Jean Reeves, 78, Loganville
Nettie Jean Reeves, age 78, of Loganville, GA, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...
Elizabeth Arlene Wiley, age 60, of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was a member of First Redeemer Church. Arlene was a retired school teacher, retiring in 20 ...

Habersham

Zelda Brooks(Knight) Ferguson, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Rosman, North Carolina on October 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the lat ...

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Harry Neal Douglas, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Harry Neal Douglas, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Mr. D ...
Frances Locke, 87, Gainesville
Frances Locke, 87 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She is survived by her son and fiancé, Grady Carlisle and Sherry Craft of Temple; son, Melvin Loc ...
Billy Joe Meeks, 76, Gaines
Billy Joe Meeks, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Mr. Meeks was ...
Clara Mae Crawford Palmer, 89, of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Waterford of Oakwood. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December ...
Peron Walley, 58, Gainesville
Peron Walley, 58, of Gainesville passed away December 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA ...

Jackson

Donald Frank Brush, 96, Hoschton
Mr. Donald Frank Brush, age 96, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memor ...
William Ray Turner Sr., 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of William Ray Turner, Sr., age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 26, 2017.  Mr. Turner was born in Ports ...

Lumpkin

Nellie G. Derrick, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Nellie Gibson Derrick, age 87, of Lawrenceville formerly of Dahlonega, passed away December 26, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Derrick was born in Dahlonega, GA ...
James Robert "Bob" Nicely, 80, Dahlonega
James Robert “Bob” Nicely, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Monday December 25, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 6, 1937 to the late James an ...

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Joyce Pace, 84, Smyrna
Mrs. Joyce Pace, age 84, of Smyrna passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Gateway Gardens, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 29, ...
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.