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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 9th, 2017

Forsyth

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.  ...
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...