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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2017

Forsyth

Bryan Anthony Cloud, 55, Cumming
Bryan Anthony Cloud, age 55, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Bryan was Operations Manager for Veolia Water.  He loved music; singing, playing guitar, ...
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74, Cumming
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born on February 13, 1942 in Douglasville, GA, the son of Raymond Howard Thompson and Imogene Jessi ...
Lula Townsend, 79, Cumming
Lula Townsend, 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday February 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March 4, 1937 to the late Ro ...

Gwinnett

Lorraine Marie Taylor, 88, Hoschton
Lorraine Marie Taylor, age 88 of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. No Services are planned at this time.  The Family request memorial contributions to Lewy Body D ...

Habersham

Roxana Barrett Black, 63, Cornelia
ROXANA  BARRETT BLACK , age 63 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at her residence.    Born in Topeka, Kansas, she was a ...
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, 101, Clarkesville
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, age 101 of Clarkesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Habersham County on January 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Ja ...

Hall

Grady Lamar Crook, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Lamar Crook, 81, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 following a brief illness. A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February ...
Goldie Williams, 88, Athens, formerly of Gainesville
Goldie Williams age 88 of Athens,  GA formerly of Gainesville, GA  died February 4, 2017.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at ...

Jackson

John Wesley Shook, 60, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Wesley Shook, age 60, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Shook was born October 16, 195 ...

White

William Henry Peters, 85, Sautee
William “Bill” Henry Peters, age 85 of Sautee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Mr. Peters was born February 17, 1931 in Wallington, NJ to the late Henr ...
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...