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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 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