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Local Obits for Sat. May 27th, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Ledford Hogan, age 69 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hogan was born in Talmo, Ge ...

Habersham

Hendrix Lee Benfield, inf, Clarkesville
  Hendrix Lee Benfield, infant son of Jesse Lee Benfield & Amberly White Benfield of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 27, 201 ...
Inez Moore McGahee, 88, Clarkesville
Inez Moore McGahee, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Virgil James Moore a ...

Hall

Gene Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Gene Brooks, 87, passed away to his heavenly home on May 27, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA after suffering a stroke.  Gene was born in Columb ...
Dr. George Croom Johnson, 69, Gainesville
Dr. George Croom Johnson age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Private Memorial services are scheduled for a later dat ...
Rev. Benjamin Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Rev. Benjamin “Gene” Brooks, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away on May 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the c ...
Lucille Allison Brookshire, 86, Gainesville
Lucille Allison Brookshire, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a sudden illness.   Mrs. ...

Jackson

Jeune Wilson Blackmon, 82, Commerce
Jeune Wilson Blackmon, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.   Born in Commerce, she was the daughter of the late W.B. (Dub) & ...

Other

Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39, Acworth
Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39 of Acworth, GA passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at McDonald and Son Funer ...
  Cordelia Elizabeth “Bettie” McLemore passed away on May 27, 2017.  A native of Statesboro, Georgia, she was a long-time resident of Sandy Springs and was ...

Stephens

Miss Rosamond Ellen Anderson, age 88, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.  A daughter of the late ...
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