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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 18th, 2017

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John Thomas Patterson, 69, Auburn
Mr. John Thomas Patterson, age 69, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, Georgia. Born May 31, 1947 in Augusta, Georgia t ...

Dawson

Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, Dawsonville
Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 7, 1940 in Pickens County to the ...

Forsyth

Bobby Gene Buice, Jr, 55, Cumming
Bobby Gene Buice, Jr., age 55, of Cumming,GA, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherin ...
Francis Thomas Farran Jr., 84 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

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Viola Ellen Bates, 96, Lula
Mrs. Viola Ellen Bates, 96, of Lula, died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Viola was the daughter of the late John and Mary Octavia Jenkins Bau ...
Floyd David Bogle, 93, Gainesville
Floyd David Bogle, 93 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Funeral Hom ...
Michael J. Danckert, 57, Gainesville
Michael J. Danckert, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Michael was born in Marlborough, MA, raised in Northborough, MA, and received his Bachelor o ...
Alicia Velasquez Torres, 24, Gainesville
Alicia Velazquez Torres, 24 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

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Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, Hoschton
Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, of Hoschton, passed away April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 24, 20 ...

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Verlyn Dean Head, 74, Dahlonega
Verlyn Dean Head, 74, of Dahlonega passed away on April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical center following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
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.