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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 26th, 2017

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Robert Lee King, 51, Winder
Robert Lee King, 51, of Winder passed away December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home ...

Dawson

Charles E. Fletcher, 75, Dawsonville
Charles E. Fletcher, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born March 14, 1942 in Moulton, Ala ...
Terry L. Sams, 71, Dawsonville
Terry L Sams, 71, of Dawsonville, Ga., died December 26th, 2017. Mr. Sams was born November 22, 1946, in Ashville, NC to Howard and Louise Sams. He attended North Buncombe Hi ...

Gwinnett

Nettie Jean Reeves, 78, Loganville
Nettie Jean Reeves, age 78, of Loganville, GA, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...
Elizabeth Arlene Wiley, age 60, of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was a member of First Redeemer Church. Arlene was a retired school teacher, retiring in 20 ...

Habersham

Zelda Brooks(Knight) Ferguson, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Rosman, North Carolina on October 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Harry Neal Douglas, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Harry Neal Douglas, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Mr. D ...
Frances Locke, 87, Gainesville
Frances Locke, 87 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She is survived by her son and fiancé, Grady Carlisle and Sherry Craft of Temple; son, Melvin Loc ...
Billy Joe Meeks, 76, Gaines
Billy Joe Meeks, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Mr. Meeks was ...
Clara Mae Crawford Palmer, 89, of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Waterford of Oakwood. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December ...
Peron Walley, 58, Gainesville
Peron Walley, 58, of Gainesville passed away December 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA ...

Jackson

Donald Frank Brush, 96, Hoschton
Mr. Donald Frank Brush, age 96, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memor ...
William Ray Turner Sr., 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of William Ray Turner, Sr., age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 26, 2017.  Mr. Turner was born in Ports ...

Lumpkin

Nellie G. Derrick, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Nellie Gibson Derrick, age 87, of Lawrenceville formerly of Dahlonega, passed away December 26, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Derrick was born in Dahlonega, GA ...
James Robert "Bob" Nicely, 80, Dahlonega
James Robert “Bob” Nicely, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Monday December 25, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 6, 1937 to the late James an ...

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Joyce Pace, 84, Smyrna
Mrs. Joyce Pace, age 84, of Smyrna passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Gateway Gardens, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 29, ...
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers