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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 6th, 2017

Gwinnett

Xianrong Zhang, 51, Duluth
Xianrong Zhang, 51, of Duluth, GA passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Suwanee, GA.  Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McDonald ...
Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Sikes, age 83 of Buford, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017. Mrs. Sikes has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, ...

Habersham

Jeanette Louise Lathan Oliver, age 64 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 15, 1953, she ...
Lowell B. Elrod, 81, Demorest
Funeral services for Lowell B. Elrod, age 81 of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown officiating.&nb ...

Hall

J.T. "Jake" Shubert, 82, Gainesville
Mr. J.T.  "Jake" Shubert, 82 of Gainesville died Monday March 6, 2017. Born in Banks County, Mr. Shubert was the son of the late Jessie Daniel and Dollie Smith Sh ...
Patricia “Pat” Garner Hughes, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on March 6, 2017 at her home.     A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 pm ...
Linwood Earl Jeffries, Jr, 77, Gainesville
Linwood Earl Jeffries, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 6, 2017.  Mr. Jeffries  retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy after 22 ...

Other

Mrs. Jacquelyn Williams Gordon, age 89 of 197 Brittany Harbor South, Lavonia passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Luther McKinley Wi ...

Stephens

Bobby Williams, 82, Eastanollee
Mr. Bobby Williams, age 82 of 3341 Liberty Hill Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away March 6, 2017, at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Lloyd Edward Williams and Ha ...

Union

Kyle (Bill) Dean Palmer, age 77, of Suches, GA, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Palmer; son, Billy Palmer; parents, Earnest and Jos ...

White

Jack Abernathy, 83, Cleveland
John “Jack” B. Abernathy, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Jack was a true mountain man with an entrepr ...
Richard Lee, 70, Cleveland
Richard Lee, age 70, of Cleveland, GA passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. He grew up in Clermont, GA and spent the past 10 years in White County. He had worked as a mechanic for ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died