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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27th, 2014

Banks

Mattie Joyce Denton, 80, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mattie Joyce Denton, age 80, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Dent ...
Reeves William Daniel, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.Mr. Daniel was born on January 5, 1925, in Clarkesville, Georgia; son of the late John ...

Barrow

Shirley Geary DeFriece, 82, of Winder, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece, son, John Henry DeFriece Jr., parents, Ro ...

Forsyth

Larry Emmett Watson, 70, Cumming
Larry Emmett Watson, age 70, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Dorothy Watson and in laws, ...

Gwinnett

Edward Torres, 74, Lawrenceville
Edward Torres, age 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife Brenda Torres; sons Edward Torres of NY, Alejandro Torres and wife Dawn ...
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, Buford
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, of Buford, GA died on February 27, 2014 at her home. Born in Rome, GA she was the daughter of the late Quinn and Florrie Thomas. Her brothers, Gerry and ...

Hall

Betty Claire Williams Wing, 76, Gainesville
Betty Claire Williams Wing, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sund ...
Betty Nell Seay Hicks, age 81 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Donnie McClain, 60, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Donnie McClain, age 60, who passed away at his residence on Thursday February 27th, 2014. Mr. McClain was born in Jefferson to t ...

Lumpkin

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Grace Hazen Ritch, age 96, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Tanglewood Personal Care Home in Lumpkin County.Grace was born in Brooker, Florida February 13, ...

White

Jerry Earl Dockery, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery, age 65 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. Mr. Dockery was born on November 27, 1948 in White County to the late Earl Robert and Carolton Sa ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died