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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 10th, 2017

Banks

Joey Preston Matthews, 57, Maysville
Joey Preston Matthews, age 57, of Nicholson, GA passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.   Mr. Matthews was the son of Robert Matthews of Nicholson, GA and the late Elsie ...

Dawson

Charles James Siburt, 87, Dawsonville
Charles James Siburt, 87, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday June 10, 2017 with his family by his side. Born January 3 ...

Forsyth

Thelma G. Resler, 74, Cumming
Thelma G. Resler, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10:30am at The Church of the Good Shepherd ...
Don M. Woodruff, 71, Cumming
Don M. Woodruff, Sr, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his residence.  He was a member of Silver City Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia.   ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Earl Bennett, Jr., 49, from Dacula, GA, passed away on June 10th. He is survived by his wife, Judi; children, Brittney Davis, Nick Fisher, & Lauren King; grandchildre ...
Jackie Puckett Hutton, 81, Buford
Jackie Puckett Hutton, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald C. Hutton; son, Bobby Stanley Dunagan, Jr.; ...

Habersham

Scott Woodall, 81, Demorest
Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant, Scott Woodall, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at a private healthcare facility. Born in Lumpkin County on August 14, ...
Funeral services for Eunice Savilla McClure Berry, age 90 of Demorest will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Connie Berry and Re ...

Hall

Robert Simmie Miller, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Robert Simmie Miller, Jr., age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by family and friends due to complications from acute l ...
Silvia Soto-Rodriguez, 55, Gainesville
Mrs. Silvia Soto-Rodriguez, 55, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Mond ...

Jackson

Bernard "Bernie" William Mettenberger, III, age 52, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017 ...

Lumpkin

Ricky A. McDonald, 50, Dahlonega
Ricky A. McDonald, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 due to an extended illness. Ricky always wore a smile and was always laughing.  He was ev ...

Other

Connie Wright Canup, 51, Covington
  Funeral services for Connie Wright Canup age 51, of Covington will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown Off ...

Rabun

Bennie Lee Owens Sr, 56, Clayton
Bennie Lee Owens Sr, age, 56 of Clayton, Ga., passed away June 10, 2017 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 15, 1960 the son of Edgar Jayco Ow ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Jean Waggoner Hudson, age 80, residing on prospect road in Toccoa, Ga., passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia at Piedmont Hospital.    A d ...

White

Evelyn Chalk, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Evelyn Chalk, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.    Mrs. Chalk was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Roy and Bertha Mae Haywood Sammons ...
Mary Jo Shaffer, 94, Cleveland
Mary Jo Shaffer age 94, of Cleveland passed away Saturday June 10, 2017.  Mrs. Shaffer was born in Westminister, SC the daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie Mae Ivester Mi ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89