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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2017

Dawson

Norma Lee Braselton, 79, Dawsonville
Norma Lee Braselton, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  She loved and cherished her family especially her grand kids and great grand kids. She was ...
Daniel E. Riley, 94, Dawsonville
Daniel E. Riley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 1, 2017 at Tanglewood Assisted Living. Born August 17, 1922 in Moundsville, WV to the late John and Agnes Ril ...
Jessie LaMerle “Sam” Holtzclaw Singleton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining heal ...

Forsyth

Zeboim Christopher-DeSales Chastain of Cumming GA passed away on January 1,2017. He is survived by his wife, Denise and children Brandon Bailey, Jared Chastain and Callie Chasta ...
David Steven Nevins, 64, Cumming
David Steven Nevins, age 64, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017.  David was a kind and gentle soul who loved his career of teaching. His calling was special educat ...

Habersham

Robert C. "Bob" Henry, 90, Clarkesville
Robert C. (Bob) Henry, 90, passed away peacefully in his home in Clarkesville, January 1, 2017, after a brief illness. Growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, Bob graduated from Ga ...

Hall

Amanda Sue Anderson, 33, Gainesville
  Amanda Sue Anderson, age 33, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and attended North Hall High School in ...
Bobbie Gee Bryan, 87, Oakwood
Mrs. Bobbie Gee Bryan, 87, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on January 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Janua ...
Sybil Higgins Johnston, of Oakwood, was born on November 27, 1921 in Flat River, Missouri to Leo and Maude Dees Higgins.  She passed away after a period of declining health on ...
Charles Edward Mason, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Charles Edward Mason, Jr,69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gainesv ...
Lola Wheeler, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lola Marie Wheeler age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ralph Smith and Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Ruth "Bonnell" Anderson, 92, Dahlonega
Ruth "Bonnell" Anderson, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday January 1, 2017.   Bonnell was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was ...

Other

June Vandiver Adams, 82, Athens
June Vandiver Adams, age 82 of Athens, passed away January 1, 2017.  Mrs. Adams was born May 6, 1934 in White County to the late Garland Granger and Virgie Mae Barrett Vand ...
Jimmy Wayne Booth, 47, Hull
Jimmy Wayne Booth, Sr., age 47 of Hull, GA passed away Sunday, January 01, 2017.   Mr. Booth was the son of Lloyd and Patricia Ann Free Booth. He was a self-employed logger, ...
Ryker Gibbs, 1, Monroe
Ryker Gibbs, 1, of Monroe passed away on January 1, 2017. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the funeral home. A fun ...

Rabun

Charlotte Darnell Rodriguez, 85, formerly of Betty’s Creek Road in Rabun Gap, GA passed away January 1, 2017.  She was born in Rabun Gap, GA the daughter of the late Cla ...

White

Donnie Ray Hammond, 71, Cleveland
Donnie Ray Hammond, 71 of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, following a brief illness. Donnie was born in Gainesville, Georgia on November 21, 1945. He graduated ...
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88