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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 21st, 2017

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Jimmy L. Willoughby, 75, Statham
Mr. Jimmy L. Willoughby, age 75, of Statham, Georgia passed away January 21, 2017.  A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Herschel and Eva Wallace Willoughby. ...

Dawson

Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, Dawsonville
Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 29, 1939 in Lumpkin ...

Forsyth

Barbara Iris Collins, 56, Cumming
Barbara Iris Collins, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 at 3pm in the McDonald and Son Chape ...
Rachel Hammons, 49, Cumming
Rachel Hammons, 49 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. The family will have a private viewing at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.  No other services are scheduled ...

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Charles Mickam, 67, Lula
            Mr. Charles Mickam, age 67 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence following a sud ...
Billy General Mealor, age 79 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence.    Born in Maysville, Georgia on April 28, 1937, he was a son of the ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Morgan “Sunshine” Taylor, age 80, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mrs. Tayl ...

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Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85, Watkinsville
Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85 of Watkinsville, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. Visitation will be on Friday January 27, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 11am- ...
Mary Ann W. Hope, 92, Roswell
Mary Ann W. Hope, age 92, of Roswell, GA passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mary Ann was born in Dublin, GA.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great ...
Hardy Lee Waldrop, 75, Canton
Hardy Lee Waldrop, age 75, of Canton passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Hardy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He grew up on a farm ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Sanges Comboia, age 89 of Peach Orchard Road, Baldwin and formerly of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A da ...
Mrs. Rachel Franks Chappelear Stewart, age 78 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late James B. and Vera Hamby Franks, sh ...

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Lillian Rann, 86, Cleveland
Lillian H. Rann, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. Ms. Rann was born August 6, 1930 in Atlanta to the late Thomas M. and Laura Ivey Hestley. Lillian w ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.