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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 5th, 2018

Dawson

Rita Smith, 66, Dawsonville
Rita Smith, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 5, 2018 at Northside Hospital. Born April 6, 1951 in Jefferson City, Tennessee, she had lived in Dawson County since 20 ...

Forsyth

Patrick Thurlow Spence, son of Geder Allen & Mary Fisher Spence, was born in Macon, Georgia August 20, 1936. He was a graduate of Lanier High School, in Macon, where he played ...

Gwinnett

Christine Mitchell Adams, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Ralph Adams; son, Barney Adams; ...

Habersham

Infant Thomas Almon “Tripp” Ayers, III passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. Born in Athens, Georgia on January 5, 2018, he was the son of Tommy & Candice Ayer ...
Judy Harper Crowe, 68, Alto
  Judy Harper Crowe, age 68, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.   Mrs. Crowe was born on March 16, 1949 in Gainesville, Georgia to t ...

Hall

Barbara Lucille Shugart, 89, Gainesville
Barbara Lucille Shugart, 89, of Gainesville passed away January 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 201 ...
Kimberly Anna Strickland, 50, Braselton
Kimberly Anna Strickland, 50, of Braselton passed away January 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced soon. Memori ...

Jackson

Shirley Ann Holland, 89, Braselton
Shirley Ann Holland, age 89, of Braselton passed away Friday, January 5, 2018.  Mrs. Holland loved her family and grandchildren. She was an avid reader, Loved to feed and watc ...

Lumpkin

Marsha Booth Hancock, 64, Dahlonega
It is with heavy heart that the family announces the death of Marsha Booth Hancock age 64 of Dahlonega and previously St. Augustine, Florida, on January 5, 2018. Marsha is prece ...

White

Betty Jo Cantrell, 83, Cleveland
Betty Jo Cantrell age 83, of Cleveland passed away Friday January 5, 2018.  Mrs. Cantrell was born in Cleveland the daughter of the late Joe and Eula Barrett Brookshire. &n ...
William Fred Hicks, 84, Cleveland
William Fred Hicks, 84 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2017.   He was born on May 5, 1933 in Braselton, GA, the son of Alex and Georgia West Hicks wh ...
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