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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 6th, 2017

Dawson

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, Dawsonville
Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 6, 2017. Born August 23, 1941 in Independence, Missouri to the late Almer and Vivian Sheehy, he had lived in Dawson ...

Habersham

Regina Bacon Strait, 74, Clarkesville
Regina Bacon Strait, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 29, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Laura P ...

Hall

Joyce Pandora Thomas, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mrs. Joyce Pandora Thomas of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 , 11:00am @ Living Waters Outreach, Murrayville, Georgia.  Past ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Wharton Hollenback Sr., age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Hollenback was born in Philadelph ...
Betty Childress, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Betty Childress, age 86, of Jefferson passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside Services will be held on Monday ...

Stephens

Lois Simmons Childers, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Simmons Childers, age 91, of Childers Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the home.  A daughter of the late Dewey and Beatrice Pimm ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93