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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 14th, 2017

Forsyth

Sara Jane (Lally) Purcell, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge B. B. Robertson and Ann Robertson; brother, Jame ...
Katherine Irene Ehle, 74, Cumming
Katherine Irene Ehle, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her residence. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She ...
Charles Alfred Pregler, 85, Cumming
Charles Alfred Pregler, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pregler of Cumming; Memorial services will be on held on Sat ...

Habersham

Larry Lee Autry, 62, Baldwin
Larry Lee Autry, age 62 of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 9, 1954 he was the son of the la ...
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, Demorest
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, of Demorest, GA, passed from this life on March 14, 2017.  He was born November 23, 1939 in St. Charles, Virginia.  He was a retiree of General Mo ...

Hall

Oakleigh Mae McKinney, inf, Gainesville
Oakleigh Mae McKinney of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2017. She was born on July 5, 2016, the daughter of Jacob and Crystal McKinney who both survive her. ...

Other

Joan Chambers Bottoms, 82, Marietta
Joan Chambers Bottoms, age 82, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017. She was a retiree of Lockheed- Martin Aircraft in Marietta and was of the Methodist faith. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mindy Marietta Holbrooks, age 67 of 104A Prather Park Apartments, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. A daughter ...
'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.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.