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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 13th, 2018

Dawson

Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, Dawsonville
Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 13, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born December 23, 1929 to the late Ebe ...

Forsyth

Jamie Ann Benefield, 37, Cumming
Jamie Ann Benefield, age 37, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. Jamie loved children and they loved her. She adored animals of all kinds. She will always be rememb ...

Gwinnett

“For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Philippians 4:13 Mary Ella Mildred Christopher was born on June ...

Habersham

Katherine Eyles, 58, Cornelia
On February 16, 1960, Katherine Ann was born in Habersham County to Raymond D. and Florelle Peck DeWitt. She arrived with the earliest spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange an ...
George Lee Way, 72, Baldwin
  George Lee Way, age 72, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 from results of cancer. Mr. Way was born on January 26, 1946 in Manning, South Caroli ...
Billy Eugene Frye, Clarkesville
Billy Eugene Frye died peacefully at his Clarkesville home in the presence of his loved ones after a long and happy life.  One of four brothers, he was the son of Ethel Watts ...
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, 68, Clarkesville
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, age 68 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, April 13th, 2018. Born in the Panama Canal on December 20, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John Edw ...

Hall

Anna Volkoff Becnel, 67, Flowery Branch
Anna Volkoff Becnel, age 67 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Anthony G. Becnel. She is sur ...
Cathy Mahaffey, Gainesville
Cathy Mahaffey was born on January 8, 1955 in Gainesville, GA to the deceased mother Mrs. Hazel Buffington and father Clyde (Barbara) Buffington of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Cat ...

Jackson

Peter Radcliff Drake, 75, Braselton
Peter Radcliff Drake, age 75, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.  Mr. Drake was a United States Army veteran.  His hobbies included wood working, in which h ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Garland Bass, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Garland Bass, age 84, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 with his wife and children by his side at his home that he loved in Dahlonega. Douglas was born in Black Cre ...
Dylan Harrison Tuthill, 19, Dahlonega
Dylan Harrison Tuthill 4.30.98 - 4.13.18 Dylan Harrison Tuthill is survived by his Father, Steven Andrew Tuthill, Excelsior, MN, Mother, Anna E. Getz, Dahlonega, GA Sister, Sa ...

Stephens

Ms. Jeanelle Yearwood Wood, age 76, of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital after suffering a stroke. A daughter of the late N.L. and Minnie Lou ...
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