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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Sheila Harper Martin, 66, Cumming
Sheila Harper Martin, age 66, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.  A funny person, Sheila loved her family and her dog and enjoyed traveling to the beach. &n ...
Tommy (Coot) Thompson, Jr., age 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.  He had a heart of gold and never ...

Hall

Barbara Watson Abernathy, 85, Gainesville
Barbara Watson Abernathy, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2016 following a brief illness.   Born in Hall County, on May 19, 1930, she was the daughter of the lat ...
Jimmy Dwayne Ballew, 55, Clermont
Jimmy Dwayne Ballew, age 55, of Clermont, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a graduate of Johnson High School Cla ...
Betty Maerelle Daniel, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Betty Maerelle Daniel age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Marshall Dale w ...
Ray Preston Garner, 74, Braselton
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Skitts Mountain Baptist Church 9361 Skitts Mountain Drive Lula, GA 30554 for Ray Preston Garner age 74 o ...
Hazel E. Patterson, 83, Chicopee
Mrs. Hazel E. Patterson, 83, of Chicopee died Sunday February 14, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of the late Gro ...

Jackson

James Louis Stephens, 70, Commerce
James Louis Stephens age 70 of Commerce passed away Sunday Feb. 14, 2016 at his residence.    Mr. Stephens was born Feb. 22, 1945 in Chicago, Illnois and worked as a ma ...

Other

Donald Spradlin Wise, 60, Alpharetta
Mr. Donald Spradlin Wise, 60, of Alpharetta, went home to be with his heavenly father Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Donald faithfully worked in the min ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died