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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 1st, 2017

Dawson

Tony R. Wilkie, 82, Dawsonville
Tony R. Wilkie, 82 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.co ...

Forsyth

Robert Alexander Chalmers, 86 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 6, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm at the McDonald and ...
Command Sergeant Major Vernon Ray Whitten, Sr., 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Born March 17, 1938 in Atlanta, CSM Whitten retired after proudly serving ...

Hall

Walter Joseph Harris, 73, of Lula, GA passed away unexpectedly on April 1 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Walter was the son of Walter Herbert Harris and Myrtle Potts Ha ...
Stephen David Lurie, 70, Gainesville
Stephen David Lurie, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, passed away in his home April 1, 2017.  A graveside service will be held at Hillside Gardens Cemetery, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Robert L. Major, 69, Gainesville
Robert L. Major, age 69, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully in his sleep on the night of April 1st 2017.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Mae and his father ...
Billy Joe Murphy, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Joe Murphy, 91, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2 ...

Jackson

Benny Atkins, 71, Jefferson
Mr. Benny Atkins, age 71 of Jefferson died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Atkins was born in Jefferson to the late, Wilburn and Lethia Samples Atki ...
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, 70, Commerce
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017.   Born in Habersham County, Mr. Sosebee was the son of the late Fred and Hester Nicholson ...

Lumpkin

Melissa Ann Riebold, 35, Dahlonega
Melissa Ann Riebold passed away age 35 on Saturday April 1, 2017. Melissa was born June 18, 1981, Warren Michigan. Melissa was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Dean Riebold ...

Stephens

Nancy Jean Goodwin, 73, Toccoa
Ms. Nancy Jean Goodwin, age 73 of Ellen Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Brown Health and Rehab, Royston, Georgia. A daughter of the late Joe M. and ...
Ms. Gustava “Tate” Hunter, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Jim and Annie Warren Hunter, she ...
'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.