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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 26th, 2016

Habersham

John Oscar Anderson, Jr., 87, Cornelia
  John Oscar Anderson, Jr., age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Cornelia, GA on September 16, 1928 to the late Rev. John ...
Paulino Fontanilla, 78, Alto
      Paulino Fontanilla, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016.   No Funeral Services will be held.   ...

Hall

Thomas Fowler, 75, Gainesville
Thomas D. Fowler, Jr., age 75, passed away at his residence on February 14, 2016 following a sudden illness.  He was survived by his beloved wife Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler who la ...
Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79 of Gainesville passed away March 16, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Pirkle was the daughter of the ...
Teresa Ann Smith, 62, Murrayville
Mrs. Teresa Ann Smith, age 62 of Murrayville. Teresa passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born in Hall County on October 4, 1953 to the late Clinton Hurley and Margie ...

Jackson

Linda Peppers Bishop, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Linda Peppers Bishop, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Ms. Bishop was born in Jeffer ...
Ruby M. Massey, 77, Jefferson
Mrs. Ruby M. Massey, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Ludie Clark Hi ...
Thomas Jeffrey “Jeff” Roberts age 60 of Maysville passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born November 2 ...
Jean Ross, 90, Hoschton
Jean Ross, age 90, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

White

Laverne Nix Davis, 80, Cleveland
Laverne Nix Davis, age 80, of Cleveland passed away Saturday March 26, 2016.  Mrs. Davis was born in White County the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ruth Pilgrim Dalton ...
Teresa Smith, 62, Murrayville
Alexander  Funeral Home announces the death of Teresa Smith, age 62 of Murrayville, who passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.