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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 28th, 2017

Forsyth

Thomas Roy Fortson, 70, Cumming
Thomas Roy Fortson, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Roy was a Marine Veteran who loved his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his granddaugh ...

Gwinnett

Livia Simonca, 84, Norcross
Livia Simonca, age 84, of Norcross, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Simonca; and son, Othaniel Simonca. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cecil Clark, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Cecil H. Clark, age 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Ash will officiate ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, 75 of Gainesville died Friday July 28, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Lit ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Martha was a lifelong resident of Hall County.   She was a district manager for Olan ...
Kelly Westmorland, 55, Gainesville
Kelly Westmorland, 55 of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.   He owned his own construction and grading business, wo ...

Jackson

Hilda White Gee Pruitt, 92, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hilda White Gee Pruitt, age 92 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2017.  Mrs. Pruitt was born in May ...
Thomas 'T.J.' Moses, 60, Commerce
Thomas “T.J.” Moses, Jr., 60, of Commerce passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, ...

Stephens

Mr. Calvin Edward Cantrell age 78 of Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Harley Lee and Mary Elizabeth Ivester Cantrell, He ...

White

Francis Manley Brafford, 69, Sautee Nachoochee
Francis Manley Brafford age 69, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday July 28, 2017.  Mr. Brafford was born February 1, 1948 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Paul Wesley Br ...
Bernice Isenecker, 80, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Isenecker, age 80 of Helen. Mrs. Isenecker passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incom ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton