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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 20th, 2017

Forsyth

Grace Claire Piscitelli, 82 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...

Habersham

Homer Thomas Banks, 85, Clarkesville
Homer Thomas Banks, age 85 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, Georgia on June 12, 1931, he wa ...
Thelma Free Burton, 79, Clarkesville
Thelma Free Burton passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017- one day prior to her 80th birthday. Thelma was born in Clarkesville to the late Lester Free and Mahonie Gragg Free. ...
  John Alexander DiPino, Jr., age 86 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Bridgeville, PA on December 24, 1930, he was the son of the late Joh ...
Christina Dowdy, 38, Cornelia
Christina Dowdy, age 38, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Christina was born on February 15, 1979, in Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter of Danny a ...

Hall

Barbara Cook Caston, 74, Gainesville
Barbara Cook Caston was born on May 26, 1942 in Hall County, third in a line of nine children.  Throughout her life, she played mama to her younger siblings, taking great joy ...
Carol Farmer, 68, Oakwood
Carol Farmer, 68, of Oakwood, GA. Passed away April 20, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on February 8, 1949, she was the daughter of the ...

Lumpkin

Helen Louise Cain, 84, Dahlonega
Helen Louise Cain, 84, of Dahlonega passed away on April 20, 2017 at Gold City Convalescent Home following an extended illness.    She was preceded in death by her ...

Other

John Anthony Garland, 60, Dalton
John Anthony Garland, age 60, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday April 20, 2017. John was a member of the Wolffork Baptist Church, and had been the R.A. Director there ...

White

James Henry Schmitt, 73, Helen
James Henry Schmitt age 73, of Helen passed away Thursday April 20, 2017.  Mr. Schmitt was born in Walker County the son of the late Elmer Austin and Lorene Green Schmitt. ...
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.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.