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Local Obits for Fri. May 11th, 2018

Banks

Thomas Buckner, Sr., 72, Maysville
Thomas Buckner, Sr., age 72 of Maysville, GA (formerly of Lynn Haven, FL) passed away Friday, May 11th, 2018 at Brookside Assisted Living.   Mr. Buckner was born Septem ...
Crystal Dawn Manus, 37, Commerce
Crystal Dawn Manus age 37 of Commerce passed away May 9, 2018 at her residence.   Crystal was born August 30, 1980 in Commerce to Mabel Mathis Manus and the late John Boswel ...
Bettye Ruth Rucker, 67, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bettye Ruth Rucker, age 67 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 11, 2018.  Ms. Rucker was born in Commerce, Ge ...

Barrow

 Hilda Blackstock Tonge, 98, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her home.  She was born on the Blackstock farm October 7, 1919, the daughter of Leila Bailey and Cla ...

Forsyth

Dorothy May Nicholas, 91, Cumming
Dorothy May Nicholas, 91, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...

Gwinnett

Jimmy C. Reed, 73, Buford
Jimmy C. Reed, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amelia Missler; parents, Clyde and Loyce Davis Reed; brothe ...
Betty C. Westbrook, 87, Hoschton
Mrs. Betty C. Westbrook, age 87, of Hoschton, GA died Friday, May 11, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford. ...

Habersham

Graveside services for Braelyn Skye Nixon, infant daughter of Hampton “Shaw” Nixon and Connie Rita Grier Arrowood of Baldwin will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 15, 2 ...

Hall

Linda Conyers, 74, Gainesville
Linda D. Conyers, age 74 of Gainesville passed away Friday May 11, 2018 Mrs. Conyers was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Douglas Duke Dean and Mable Thompson Dean. ...
Hazel Martin, 72, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 16, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Hazel Helen Martin age 72 of Lula. The Rev. Eric Stewart will officiate ...

Jackson

Clifton Lee Riales, 74, Hoschton
Clifton Lee Riales, age 74, of Hoschton passed away Friday, May 11, 2018.  Mr. Riales was a United States Army veteran.  He was a sports fan and  loved his dogs Lucy ...
Betty Ruth Rucker, 67, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ruth Rucker, age 67 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 11, 2018.  Mrs. Rucker was born in Commerce, Ge ...

Lumpkin

Tony Reban Johnson, 61, Dahlonega
Mr. Tony Reban Johnson, age 61, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. Tony was born in Atlanta on December 3, 1956 to the late Troyce and Birdie Callahan Johnson Sr. In ...
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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.