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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 20th, 2018

Banks

Lynda Jean Beck, 74, Commerce
Lynda Jean Beck age 74 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born December 11, 1944 in Royston, Georgia to the late Odell & Nellie Crane R ...

Forsyth

Brenda Arlene Williams, 75, Cumming
Brenda Arlene Williams, 75 of Cumming GA, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonald ...
Mary Frances Buice Hudson, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, D.E. Hudson; sister, Dot Kelley and brother, Ear ...
Robert Rickett, 79, Cumming
Robert Rickett, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Robert served 30 years with the Cumming Police Department, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He ...

Gwinnett

Ioan Berar, 89, Snellville
Ioan Berar, age 89, of Snellville, GA, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. ...
Fritz Noble, 53, Buford
Mr. Fritz Noble, age 53, of Buford passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. Memorial Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Prince of Peace Cathol ...
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr, 82, Snellville
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr., age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ruth Clary and Eunice Skinner. He is ...

Habersham

William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. An online guest register is avail ...
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, 68, Demorest
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 4, 1949, he was a son of the l ...
William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Mitchell, Georgia on January 30, 1965, he was a son of Nell Stewart Downs of Mitchell a ...

Hall

David Bohannon, 64, Gainesville
Mr. David Bohannon, 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Mem ...
Dennis Roberson, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Roberson age 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Per his wishes he was cremated.  Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of ar ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Warren “Doodlebug” Jackson, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Jacks ...

Other

Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr, 52, Murphy, NC formerly of Gainesville
Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr., 52, of Murphy NC formerly of Gainesville passed away January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Born on October 1, ...

Stephens

Tut Junior Watson, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tut Junior Watson, age 62, of Quarry Drive in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole W ...

White

Thomas Franklin Wills, 79, Cleveland
Thomas Franklin Wills, age 79 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Wills was born June 25, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late Charlie Thomas Wills and Bess ...
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86