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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James R. Pruitt, 91, Cumming
James R. Pruitt, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. James was a Veteran of World War II and was in the battle at Pearl Harbor. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Juanita Johnson Hand, 87, Buford
Juanita Johnson Hand, age 87 died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Ivy Springs Manor in Buford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Good Tidings Church ...
Dorothy Johnson Thomas, 90, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Thomas, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Thomas; parents, Cliff and Berth ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Hutson Brown, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutson Brown, age 92, of Clarkesville will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Larry Free and R ...
Roxie Gravett, 77, Clarkesville
Roxie Gravett, age 77, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hills ...
John Howard Merritt Jr., 90, Demorest
John Howard Merritt, Jr., age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at a private care facility in Stone Mountain, Georgia following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Henry Lee Carder, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Lee Carder, 59 of Gainesville died Saturday August 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Wilburn L. and Mattie Ruth Campbell ...
          Ms. Amanda Lauren Bagwell King, age 31 of Clermont, passed into the Lord’s loving, welcoming arms on Saturday, August 8 ...
Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   The family will receive f ...
David Birdine Looper, 90, Gainesville
David Birdine Looper, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.       ...
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Laney McGuffey of Murrayville, formerly of Griffin, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015 following a brief period of declining health.    Mrs. ...

Stephens

Bob Griggs, 76, Toccoa
  Mr. Bob Edward Griggs, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Stephens County Hospital.   The son of the late Charles Albert and Elsie Jan ...
‘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