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Jay Wendall Dillard, 49, Winder
Jay Wendall Dillard, age 49 of Winder passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017. Survivors include his mother Emily Doster and brother Billy Dillard. He is preceded in death by his fath ...
Nestor Samuel Perla, 45, Winder
Nestor Samuel Perla, age 45, of Winder, GA, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00AM at Hamilton ...

Dawson

John Vernon Bryant, 71, Marble Hill
John Vernon Bryant, 71, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at Season’s Hospice. Born September 16, 1946 in McKeesport, PA to the late Vernon and Josephine ...

Forsyth

Wanda Headrick, Cumming
Wanda Headrick came into this world on September 10, 1931 as Wanda Chadwick.  She grew up in Oklahoma and, on August 21, 1955, she married the love of her life Keith Headrick. ...
Michael R. Singh, 73, Cumming
Michael R. Singh, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 14th at 2:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with ...
Thomas Richard Thompson, 71 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday October 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer Elizabeth Thompson. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Mary C. “Peggy” Haney Compton, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Harry Comp ...
MaryAnn McDaniel Jett, 72, Buford
MaryAnn McDaniel Jett, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Clinton Jett, Sr.  ...

Habersham

David A. "Snake" Garner, 63, Cornelia
David A. “Snake” Garner, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mr. Garner was born on April ...

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Rose D. Babcock, 94, Gainesville
Rose D. Babcock, 94, of Gainesville, died Tuesday October 10, 2017.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Robert Andrew Buckley, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Andrew Buckley, 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 10, 2017 following a sudden illness. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Buckle ...
Mary Rice Cleveland, 103, Gainesville
Mary Rice Cleveland passed away October 10, 2017 at the age of 103.  Mary was the widow of Ralph W. Cleveland, a prominent Gainesville businessman and prominent pioneer of the ...
Aaron Louis Martin, 62, Gainesville
Aaron L. Martin, 62, died 10th October 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA, after a short illness.  His funeral service will be held on Satur ...
Loi Tan Nguyen, 63, Gainesville
Loi Tan Nguyen, 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Loi was the son of the late Van Huu Nguyen and Thi Chuc Nguyen.  He is survived by his wife, Ya ...
Cynthia Aileen West, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Cynthia Aileen West, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sc ...

Jackson

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday October 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Franklin Delano Ledford, 81, of Talmo. The family will rece ...

Rabun

It is with great sadness that the family of Kelly Marie Cook Ramey announces her sudden passing. Kelly was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 25, 1974 and passed away on Octob ...

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Lois Jean Wooten, 82, Helen
  Lois Jean Wooten, age 82, of Helen, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Mrs. Wooten was born May 27, 1935 in Cleveland to the late Caffus and Bonnie Dean Abernathy. ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died