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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 12th, 2017

Banks

Mary Sue Gailey, 103, Homer
Mrs. Mary Sue Gailey, age 103, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Gailey was born in Homer to the late Edward and Martha Hix Tabor. ...

Forsyth

John Gary Clark, 80, Cumming
John Gary Clark, 80, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Cumming.  Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Jani ...
Betty Varnadoe, 76, Cumming
Betty Varnadoe 76, of Cumming passed away on December 12, 2017. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by M ...

Gwinnett

Maria Arlene Mison, 55, Buford
Maria Arlene Mison, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Artemio Mison. She is survived by her mother, Linda R. ...

Hall

Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Emory Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 15, ...
Lisa Smith Schmidt, 53, Gainesville
Lisa Smith Schmidt, age 53, of Gainesville met her Lord and Savior on Tuesday Dec. 12th 2017. Mrs. Schmidt was born April 16th 1964 to the late Melvin and Corliss Smith.  ...
Dr. George Oetinger III, 82, Gainesville
Dr. George Oetinger, III, 82, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on December 12. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, his daughter and his brother. George was prece ...

Jackson

John Thomas Dunn, 72, Hoschton
John Thomas Dunn, age 72, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Survivors include his wife Delores Dunn; son John Robert Dunn and wife Debbie; daughter Amy Bahls and husband Lawr ...
Billy Ray Sanders, 82, Commerce
Mr. Billy Ray Sanders, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sanders was born in Homer to the late Williford and Ada Press Sanders.&nb ...
Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, 74, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, age 74, of Braselton, who passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mr. Smith was born ...

Stephens

Harold Dean Bolman, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Dean Bolman, age 78 of E. Leatherwood Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. A son of the late Claude L. and Ila Mae Turner Bolman, he was born ...
Mrs. ViElla Lewallen Whitfield Cheek, age 87 of Foster Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie and ...

White

Virgil Eugene “Gene” Fuller, 94, of Helen, Georgia, passed away on December 12, 2017 at home in Helen, Georgia. A service honoring his life will be held on January 1 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...