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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 25th, 2018

Banks

Don Terry Samples, 73, Maysville
Mr. Don Terry Samples, age 73, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Samples was born in Jefferson to the late R.M. Samples and Mary Dailey S ...

Forsyth

Joyce Jones, 75, Cumming
Joyce Jones, age 75, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay “ ...
Tyler James Knudson, 29, Cumming
Tyler James Knudson, age 29, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Tyler was kind- hearted, happy person who lit up a room with his infectious smile.&nb ...

Habersham

Valerie “Robin” Canon, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Services Times will be announced. Arrangements are incomplete and w ...
Funeral services for Melvyn “Mel” Buren Pinkston, age 90 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Fairfield Baptist Church.  D ...
Valerie "Robin" Canon, 65, Cornelia
Valerie “Robin” Canon, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 3 ...

Hall

Anita E. Kerr, 50, Flowery Branch
Anita E. Kerr, age 50, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Banks Ryder; and father, Fred E. Kerr. She ...
David Randall Ladd, 49, Oakwood
  David Randall Ladd, age 49, of Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 following a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and retired tru ...
Christy Denise Jordan Meeks-Gaines of Gainesville, Georgia died on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on December 12, 1968 to Reve ...
George Thomas Alexander, 87, Oakwood, formerly of Smyrna
George Thomas Alexander, age 87, of Oakwood, GA, formerly of Smyrna, passed away Thursday,January 25, 2018. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at  11 a. ...
Carolyn “Joyce” Cape, 81, Gainesville
     Mrs. Carolyn “Joyce” Cape, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. &nbs ...
Marvin Lee Chambers, 54, Gainesville
Marvin Lee Chambers, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. He loved fishing, the outdoors and helping others. Survivors include his brother William &quo ...
Robert Charles Finster, 83, Gainesville
Robert Charles Finster, 83 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018.    Services will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home a ...

Lumpkin

Charlie Earl Self, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Charlie Self, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018.   Charlie was born in Suches on October 7, 1943 to the late George and Lillie Towe Self ...

Other

A celebration of life for Chareen “Reen” Swafford Parks White, age 67 of Flat Creek, will be held on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at The Loft Church 203 Elm S ...
Judith S. Hampton, 74, Alpharetta
Judith S. Hampton, age 74, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She helped and donated to Rainbow Kids, RUNC Pet Ministry, Atlanta Women’s Day Shelter, T ...

Stephens

Roy Wilson, 69, Eastanollee
  Mr. Roy Freddie Wilson, age 69, of Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.   A son of the late ...
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