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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 29th, 2015

Banks

Edna Hardy Gowder, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Edna Hardy Gowder, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gowder was born in Lincolnton, NC to the la ...

Forsyth

Frank Nagy, 80, Cumming
Frank Nagy, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015.  A native of Hazelwood and South Park, Pennsylvania,  Mr. Nagy was a U.S. Air Force veteran an ...
Sharon Dionne, 61, Cumming
In loving memory of Sharon Dionne, age 61, from Cumming, GA who passed away early Thursday morning on October 29th. Born Sharon Leonard of Chicago, Illinois. She was an Esthetician ...
William M. (Bill) Evans, age 82 of Cumming, Georgia, (formerly of Marietta) passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pat Evans, and his parents ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, 60, Sugar Hill
Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, age 60 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2 ...
William Patton, 74, Buford
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

John Chandler Adams, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral services for, John Chandler Adams, age 72 of Clarksville, Ga. will be held at 2:00 pm  Sunday November 1, 2105 in Wauka Mountain Baptist Church, interment will be in t ...
Annie Burrell Marcus, 80, Clarkesville
Annie Burrell Marcus, age 80, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on October 29th following an extended illness.   Mrs. Marcus was a lifelong resident of Habersham County and & ...
Ronald "Ronnie" McCune, 75, Cornelia
  Ronald “Ronnie” McCune, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Fulton County on December 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Wi ...

Hall

Major Woodford, 77, Gainesville
            Mrs. Major Woodford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
Dean Anderson Sullens, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services for Dean Anderson Sullens age 75, of Gainesville, Ga. will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Stra ...

Jackson

William Thomas Gardiner, 58, Nicholson
William Thomas Gardiner, age 58 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015.   Mr. Gardiner was the son of the late Ferd and May Bell Emmett Gardiner and was ...
Cynthia Nancy Marie Parris, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015. Ms. Parris was the daughter of Marie Ledford Powell Parris and the late William S. Par ...

Lumpkin

Vaughn Ricketts, 76, Dahlonega
Vaughn Ricketts, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.   Vaughn wa ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died