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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2018

Banks

Clarence Buster Akin, 70, Gillsville
Clarence Buster Akin, age 70, of Gillsville passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Cristina Cruz-Rodriguez 19, of Cumming, Ga passed away June 20, 2018. Cristina was a graduate of Forsyth Central High School. She was also a waitress at Los Rios in Cumming, GA. ...

Gwinnett

Wendy Reynolds Timler, 44, Dacula
Wendy Reynolds Timler, age 44, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Jeffrey D. Timler, Dacula, GA; children, Grace T ...

Habersham

Talvern Denver Sanders, 78, Hollywood Community
Talvern Denver Sanders, age 78 of the Hollywood Community, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on November 24, 1939 to the late Richard and ...
Eunice “Ann” H. Mercer, 80, Batesville
  Eunice “Ann” H. Mercer, age 80 left her earthly home in the community of Batesville, Habersham County, Georgia and went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May ...

Hall

Kimberly Renea Griffin, 57, Gainesville
Kimberly Renea Griffin, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on June 20, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:00am in the Chapel of ...
Michael G. Randall, 82, Gainesville
Michael G. Randall, 82, of Gainesville, GA died Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  A native of Buffalo, NY, Mike was the co-owner of Bell’s IGA Market in Hamburg, NY where he al ...

Jackson

Anita Barrett Hayes, 72, Pendergrass
            Anita Barrett Hayes, age 72 of Pendergrass, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her residence following an ex ...
Lorenzo Lopez Lopez, 41, Commerce
Mr. Lorenzo Lopez Lopez, age 41, of Commerce, Ga. who passed away on June 20, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mr. Lopez was the son of the late Antonio ...

Lumpkin

Martha Grogan Fowler, 94, Dahlonega
Martha Grogan Fowler, 94, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018. Born September 6, 1923 in Dawson County to the late Roy and Lillie Mae Grogan, she lived most of her ...

Stephens

Mr. Hoyt Kenneth “Kent” Andrews, age 82 of 967 Wards Circle, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late H ...
Larry Joe Whiten, 72, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Joe Whiten, age 72 of Oak Creek Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Joe Holmes Whiten and Leona Carroll ...
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.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.