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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 ...

Hall

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, ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.