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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 17th, 2017

Forsyth

L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, 83, Cumming
L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, age 83, of Cumming, formerly of Claxton, GA, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kennedy of Cumming; sons and daughter ...
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87, Cumming
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Janice Green Ellenburg was born on March 5, 1943 in Atlanta, GA to parents Thomas Mack Green and Mary Watkins Green. She had one brother, Tom Green. Her early years were spent in t ...

Gwinnett

Eleanor Lee Francis, 90, Johns Creek
Eleanor Lee Francis, born 7/17/1926 in Pennsboro,WV died peacefully on 3/19/17 in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born the daughter of William Worstell and Hazel Worstell , and grad ...

Jackson

Barbara Jean Mitchell, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Barbara Jean Mitchell, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Mitchell was born in Linton, IN to the late Robert and ...
Tommy Earl Hardy, 73, Jefferson
Tommy Earl Hardy, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.  Tommy served in the United States Army.  He was a big race fan and was a retired truck driver. ...
Caleb Steven Moore, 19, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Caleb Steven Moore, age 19, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Mr. Moore was born in A ...

Lumpkin

Louie Kennith Payne III, 18, Dahlonega
Louie Kennith Payne III, better known as Bo, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 17, 2017. He was 18. A senior at Lumpkin County High, Bo was highly involved with the ...

Other

William (Mike) Michael McGehee, age 54, of Tucker, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Mike was a member of Pleasantdale Church of God and ...
Loyce Henley O’Neill, age 92 of Athens, Georgia, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, March 17, at the home of her son Donald O’Neill and his wife Darla. ...
'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.