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Local Obits for Fri. May 20th, 2016

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Bertie Lee Collins, 76, Cumming
Bertie Lee Collins, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on May 20, 2016. Bertie was born in Dawsonville in the summer of 1939, to the late Willard and Edie Ophelia Flannigan. She was a ...

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Jimmy Dale Allen Sr., 67, Demorest
Jimmy Dale Allen, Sr., age 67 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 25, 1948, he was a son of the late J. L ...
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, 58, Maysville
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, age 58, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of ...

Hall

Annie M. Priest, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie M. Priest, 80, of Gainesville died May 20, 2016.    Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

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Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, Clayton
Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at home.  She was born June 7, 1935 in Lindale, GA and was the daughter of the late Broadus Wray ...

Stephens

William Edward Harvey, 62, Eastanollee
Mr. William Edward Harvey age 62 of 1930 Wolfpit Road, Eastanollee passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of Mary Lou Long Harvey and the late Junior Ha ...

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Melvin B. Powers, 73, Cleveland
Melvin B. Powers, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.  Mr. Powers was born May 11, 1943 in Gainesville, GA to Walter and Laura Peck Powers. Melvin was a ...
Jimmy Luther Hill, 65, Cleveland
Jimmy L. Hill of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 20,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to ongoing complications from a massive stroke he suffered on January 3, 2016 ...
‘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