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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 13th, 2017

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Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, Cumming
    Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. Rena, also called Billy, passed away peacefully at her home ...

Gwinnett

Stephen LaCroix Merck, 64, Lawrenceville
Stephen LaCroix Merck, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly. He leaves behind friends, Karen and Ben S ...

Hall

Tom H. Jordan, M.D., 73, Gainesville
  Tom H. Jordan, M.D., age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away August 13, 2017. He was born May 10, 1944, and was a graduate of Lyons High School, University of Georgia, ...
Mack Lamar Day, 73, Clermont
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Skitts Mountain Baptist Church for, Mack Lamar Day, 73, of Clermont.    Visitation will be T ...
Wynell Williamson, 102, Lula
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Wynell Williamson,102, of Lula.  The Rev.  John ...

Rabun

Netherland “Neb” Ray Speed, age 80, of Clayton, GA, passed away on August 13, 2017.   Neb was born the son of the late Marlor Calvin Speed Sr. and late Amand ...

White

Christopher Lee Collins, 23, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Christopher Lee Collins, age 24 of Cleveland. Chris passed away, Sunday, August 13, 2017. Graveside services are sc ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.