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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 20th, 2018

Dawson

George William Brookshire, 86, Dawsonville
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) George William Brookshire, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 28, 1931 in Hoschton, ...

Gwinnett

Lula E. Smith, 90, Buford
Mrs. Lula E. Smith, age 90, of Buford passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare in Buford. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Memor ...

Habersham

Holly Goguen, 44, Clarkesville
Holly Goguen, age 44, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Ma ...

Hall

Eugene “Gene” Jackson Clark, age 93, of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Gene was born February 11, 1925 in Habersham County to the late John Norr ...
Dorothy 'Dotsy' B. Coffey, 66, Flowery Branch
Dorothy “Dotsy” B. Coffey, 66, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grady Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar ...
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79, Gainesville
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Ms. Gilmer was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ora White Howell.  She serve ...
Betty Ann Upchurch, 88, Gainesville
Betty Ann Upchurch, age 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 20, 2018. The family will have visitation Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 until 11:30 am at McDonald and S ...
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. ] He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Echols; parents, Willie and Mildr ...

Jackson

Bill F. Williamson, 83, Commerce
Mr. Bill F. Williamson, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Williamson was born in Jefferson to the late Gladys Gloson Mauldin.  H ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Simpson, Sr, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Simpson, Sr., age 87 of Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simps ...
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