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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 1st, 2017

Dawson

Tony R. Wilkie, 82, Dawsonville
Tony R. Wilkie, 82 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.co ...

Forsyth

Robert Alexander Chalmers, 86 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 6, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm at the McDonald and ...
Command Sergeant Major Vernon Ray Whitten, Sr., 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Born March 17, 1938 in Atlanta, CSM Whitten retired after proudly serving ...

Hall

Walter Joseph Harris, 73, of Lula, GA passed away unexpectedly on April 1 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Walter was the son of Walter Herbert Harris and Myrtle Potts Ha ...
Stephen David Lurie, 70, Gainesville
Stephen David Lurie, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, passed away in his home April 1, 2017.  A graveside service will be held at Hillside Gardens Cemetery, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Robert L. Major, 69, Gainesville
Robert L. Major, age 69, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully in his sleep on the night of April 1st 2017.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Mae and his father ...
Billy Joe Murphy, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Joe Murphy, 91, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2 ...

Jackson

Benny Atkins, 71, Jefferson
Mr. Benny Atkins, age 71 of Jefferson died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Atkins was born in Jefferson to the late, Wilburn and Lethia Samples Atki ...
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, 70, Commerce
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017.   Born in Habersham County, Mr. Sosebee was the son of the late Fred and Hester Nicholson ...

Lumpkin

Melissa Ann Riebold, 35, Dahlonega
Melissa Ann Riebold passed away age 35 on Saturday April 1, 2017. Melissa was born June 18, 1981, Warren Michigan. Melissa was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Dean Riebold ...

Stephens

Nancy Jean Goodwin, 73, Toccoa
Ms. Nancy Jean Goodwin, age 73 of Ellen Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Brown Health and Rehab, Royston, Georgia. A daughter of the late Joe M. and ...
Ms. Gustava “Tate” Hunter, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Jim and Annie Warren Hunter, she ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.