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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 20th, 2014

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William Edward Dorion, 64, Winder
William Edward Dorion, age 64, of Winder passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhom ...

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Thomas Anthony Rogers, 64, Cumming
Thomas Anthony Rogers, age 64, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, December 18th, 2014. He was a Christian. Survivors include his children, Sarah Rogers, JoAnn Rogers and Brandon Rog ...

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Frank W. Reinhardt, 78, Alto
Frank W. Reinhardt, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 following an extended illness at a local area hospital.Mr. Reinhardt was born on May 30, 19 ...
Jack Johnston, 87, Cornelia
R. Jack Johnston, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Johnston was born May 2, 1927 in Lanett, Alabama to t ...
Rubie Wilbanks Gailey, 97, Baldwin
Rubie Wilbanks Gailey, age 97, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mrs. Gailey was born in Baldwin, Georgia on November ...

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David Humphries, 57, Gainesville
Mr. David Humphries, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from long-term illness associated with diabetes. A memorial service will be held on Sunda ...
Frances Anglin, 89, Gainesville
Frances Anglin, 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born on October 23, 192 ...
Marilyn Ann Schroer, 79, passed peacefully on December 20, 2014.She was born to the late Melvin Schroer and Margaret J. Pierce on Nov. 23, 1935, in Hammond, Indiana, and was adopte ...
Martha Jane Degges, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Martha Jane Degges, 73 of Gainesville died Saturday December 20, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Memorial services will be announced later.Little & Davenport ...
Sallie Grace Overby Johnson, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Winton L. Johnson; son-in- ...
Stella Henderson Wilbanks, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Stella Henderson Wilbanks, age 91, of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Rutherfordton, NC to the ...

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Myrtle Palmer Fouche, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Myrtle Palmer Fouche, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Comer Health and Rehab. Mrs. Fouche was born in Nicholson to the late Oscar and Annie Sue B ...

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Richard Eugene Phillips, 59, Blue Ridge
Richard Eugene Phillips, age 59, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, December 20th, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Buck; parents, James and Louise Phillips; br ...

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Josephine "Jodi" Watts, 86, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord December 20, 2014.Jodi was born Apr. 17, 1928, in Atlanta, GA, the second child of James Larkin Vau ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
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This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.