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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 9th, 2017

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Florence Lorraine Ala, 85, Cumming
Florence Lorraine Ala, beloved wife and mother, passed away at her home on February 9, 2017.  She was born September 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Henry and Hulda Kr ...
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff, 84, Cumming
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff (BJ), died following an extended illness on February 9, 2017 with his family surrounding him and loving him.  He was born in Mendon, Missouri on Septemb ...
Annette Martin, 72, Cumming
Annette Martin, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She retired from Sawnee EMC in 2016, with 28 years of ...

Hall

LTC Donald Warren Phillips, 92, Gainesville
LTC Donald Warren Phillips, USA, Ret., age 92 of Gainesville Georgia, died February 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  Don was born on March 26, 1924 in Sunbury, Pennsy ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margie Mathews Greenmeyer, age 64 of Athens, Georgia, (South Jackson Community), who entered into rest Wednesday, February 8, 2017.&n ...

Lumpkin

David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
Sharon F. Knight, 64, Dahlonega
Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born May 23, 1952, she was a lifelong resident ...

Other

Mozelle Blair, 101, Atlanta
Mozelle Blair, age 101, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at King’s Bridge Retirement Community. She was born on November 6, 1915, in Habersham Coun ...
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, 85, College Park
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, age 85, of College Park, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was retired from the railroad after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death ...
James 'Jim' William Peters, 82 of Destin, FL passed away Feb 9, 2017. Born 1935 in Parrottsville, TN, he was the son of late Rankin Peters and Eliza Thornburg Peters.  ...
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman dies
Mary Jones died Thursday at her residence at the age of 76.
Joe T. Wood, Sr., longtime Gainesville insurance executive and former state House member, dies
A longtime Gainesville insurance executive, who also served 23 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Saturday