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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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Other

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 ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died