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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 27th, 2016

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Lucreda Seagraves Addis, 63, Cornelia
Funeral services for Lucreda Seagraves Addis, age 63, of Cornelia, will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at ...
John “J.D.” Holcomb, 88, Cornelia
J.D. Holcomb, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mr. Holcomb was born on October 20, 1928 in Clayton, Georgia. He was preceded ...
Stormi Ann Whisnant, 19, Clarkesville
Stormi Ann Whisnant, age 19, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Stormi was born on July 3, 1997, in Demorest, Georgia. She was sel ...

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Kathleen McCrary Villyard, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen McCrary Villyard, 87 of Gainesville passed away peacefully at her home October 27, 2016.  She was the widow of John Alton Villyard, and mother of John S. and Lyn ...
Eve Wilson Black, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Eve Wilson Black, 88 of Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday October 27, 2016. Born in Manchester, Georgia, Mrs. Black was the daughter of the late B ...

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Janice Burnette, 80, Cleveland
Janice McGhee Burnette, age 80, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mrs. Burnette was born on September 29, 1936, in San Diego, California, the daughter of ...
Maureen Elizabeth Haynes, 68, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Maureen Elizabeth Haynes, age 68 of Cleveland. Mrs Haynes passed away Wednesday,October 26, 2016. No services ar ...
Rose Mary Muszynski, 70, Cleveland
Rose Mary Muszynski, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mrs. Muszynski was born April 8, 1946 in Detroit, MI to the late James and Emma Gyorkos Previch ...
Alma Pilgrim, 96, Cleveland
Alma Pilgrim, age 96, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mrs. Pilgrim was born December 24, 1919 in Banks County to the late Gordon Wade Sr. and Mae Thomas Wad ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.