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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John T. Schmitz, 27, Cumming
John T. Schmitz of Cumming, GA, born May 31, 1989, passed away on January 10, 2017.   A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be ex ...
My name is Dawn Thackery and it is with a happy, full and content heart that I have finished my service on this earthly plane and passed away on January 12, 2017. I was the younges ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Leonard Swofford, age 73, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Joe was born in 1943, to the late Leonard and Ida Mae Swofford. He was a member of Shady ...

Habersham

Vera Lynch McDuffie, 88, Baldwin
Vera Lynch McDuffie, age 88 of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017.   Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan ...
Robert L. “Bob” Townsend, age 76 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on June 07, 1940, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church for Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, of Gainesville, GA. Rev Raymond Latty will officiate. Burial wi ...
Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, Oakwood
Mrs. Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 following an extended illness.   A Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, January 16 ...

Other

Randall Allan “Randy” Atkins, 72 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on January 14, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1944 the son of the late Kelly Monroe Atkins and K ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died