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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Rosaline Yother Pirkle, 63, Cumming
Rosaline Yother Pirkle, age 63 of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the ...

Habersham

  Tammy Sue Reynolds Greenway, age 47 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Athens, Georgia on October 7, 1968, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and ...

Hall

Randall Lee Abernathy, 64, Gainesville
   Mr. Randall Lee Abernathy age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
George P. Russell, 89, Gainesville
Mr. George P. Russell, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.               Celeb ...
Betty Jo Schuder, Gainesville
Betty Jo Schuder passed away peacefully January 25, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. She was a loving and wonderful mother, wife, and friend to many. She was born Marc ...
Vera Mae Ward, 68, Gainesville
           Ms. Vera Mae Ward, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park following ...

Jackson

Biddie Kathleen Odom Cronic, age 80, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years Russell Frank Cronic; daughters Teresa Cro ...

Lumpkin

Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi March 20, 1968 - January 24, 2016   Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi, 47, born and raised in Dahlonega, GA, passed away unexpectedly in her hom ...

White

Jessie Mae Thurmond, 89, Cleveland
Jessie Mae Thurmond age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Thurmond was born September 4, 1926 in Cleveland to the ...
‘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