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Local Obits for Mon. May 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, Dawsonville
Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday May 22, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. C ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, of Cumming, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.  A loving, devoted wife, mother and granny, she fulfilled her dream of retirin ...
Jessie Day Moss, 98, Cumming
Jessie Day Moss, 98, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 after a short illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nettie Day; husband of 49 years, Paul J. Mos ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Evelyn "Sue" Martin Puckett, 88, of Buford, Ga. passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, after a struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O ...

Habersham

Drucilla B. Collier, age 85 of Habersham County, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.   Born in Warwick, Georgia on August 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late A.C. and ...
Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, Cornelia
Dr. Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, passed away at home in Cornelia Friday morning. He was born in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in 1923 and retired to Habersham County in 1987 after a career ...

Hall

Bernice Gough, Clermont
Bernice Gough “Granny B” from Granny B’s Thrift Store, died May 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Skitts Mountain Baptist church, Thursday May 25, 201 ...
Martin Zamora Galrza, 39, Gainesville
Mr. Martin Zamora Galrza age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Fu ...
Mrs. Patricia Margaret Royal Miller Stephens, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on May 22, 2017 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...

Jackson

Mary Ann Partain, 56, Greensboro, formerly of Commerce
Mary Ann Partain, age 56 of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born on August 24, 1960 in Athens, GA, Mrs. Partain was the daughter of Sara ...

Lumpkin

James Wayne Ratcliff, 72, Dahlonega
James Wayne Ratcliff, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Graveside services for James are scheduled for 2 PM on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Wahoo Baptis ...

Stephens

Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Owens, age 72 of Julia Lane, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Elzie Hughdon Owens and Doris Evelyn Hutchcr ...
'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.