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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 28th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Syble Ramona Allen Garrison, age 89, of Homer died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Garrison was born in Danielsville to the late, Ambry D. and Beulah ...

Dawson

Leonard Shoemake, 76, Dawsonville
Leonard Shoemake, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1941 to the late Roy and Ila Shoemake, ...

Forsyth

Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, 68, Cumming
Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was an avid hunter. Johnny will always be remembered as a great husband, father, gra ...

Gwinnett

Melissa Roberts Speer, 46, Braselton
Melissa Roberts Speer, age 46, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, L. Edward Roberts; and brother-in-law, Lance C ...

Hall

River Jordan Anderson, 14, Gainesville
River Jordan Anderson, 14, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Lee Allen Carpenter, 73, Gainesville
 Lee Allen Carpenter, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Braselton following a sudden illness.     &nb ...
Joseph Robert Fowler, 31, Gainesville
Joseph Robert Fowler, at 31 years old, departed this life on Thursday, September 28.  Joseph was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend.  He is survived by his ...
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, Gainesville
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, of Gainesville, GA. passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Joe was born in Orangeburg, SC, to Joseph and Yona Holbrook. He spent his ea ...
Leonard William Parker, 63, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 2, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for Leonard William Parker age 63 of Murrayville. The Rev. Johnny Knight will offic ...
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, Flowery Branch
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, of Flowery Branch went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She passed away at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello, GA. ...
Magnolia Sarah Davis, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Magnolia Sarah Davis, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...

Jackson

Cordelia (Claudia) Matthews, age 99 of Commerce, GA went to be with her sweet Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Homer, ...

White

Jimmy Boggs, 75, Cleveland
  Jimmy Boggs, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday September 28, 2017. Mr. Boggs was born August 17, 1942 in White County to the late Pledger and Vernie Armour B ...
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