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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 5th, 2017

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John S Padgett, 86, Cumming
John S Padgett, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved working on cars and tractors. He was preceded in de ...

Habersham

William J. “Dub” Cotton, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Mr. Cotton was born on June 23, 1929, in Hartwell, Georgia; a son of ...

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Daylan J. Bonilla, 6, Flowery Branch
Daylan J. Bonilla, age 6, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital. Funeral Services will be 3: ...
Peggy Sue Shope, 79, Gainesville
  Mrs. Peggy Sue Shope, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Private i ...
Gladys Mae Turner, 91, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Alta Vista Cemetery for Gladys Mae Turner, age 91, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. The ...

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Steven Roberts, 44, Morganton
  Steven Roberts, age 44, of Morganton, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  Steven was a fighter ...

Rabun

Harry Wilmer Dickerson, 82, of Betty’s Creek Road, Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. Born in the Wolffork community in 1934, he was the son of ...

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Georgie Ruth Shelnut, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgie Ruth Shelnut, age 87 of Cleveland. Ruth passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A celebration of life fo ...
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.
'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the film "The Avengers," has died
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73