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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 18th, 2017

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John Thomas Patterson, 69, Auburn
Mr. John Thomas Patterson, age 69, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, Georgia. Born May 31, 1947 in Augusta, Georgia t ...

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Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, Dawsonville
Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 7, 1940 in Pickens County to the ...

Forsyth

Bobby Gene Buice, Jr, 55, Cumming
Bobby Gene Buice, Jr., age 55, of Cumming,GA, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherin ...
Francis Thomas Farran Jr., 84 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

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Viola Ellen Bates, 96, Lula
Mrs. Viola Ellen Bates, 96, of Lula, died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Viola was the daughter of the late John and Mary Octavia Jenkins Bau ...
Floyd David Bogle, 93, Gainesville
Floyd David Bogle, 93 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Funeral Hom ...
Michael J. Danckert, 57, Gainesville
Michael J. Danckert, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Michael was born in Marlborough, MA, raised in Northborough, MA, and received his Bachelor o ...
Alicia Velasquez Torres, 24, Gainesville
Alicia Velazquez Torres, 24 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

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Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, Hoschton
Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, of Hoschton, passed away April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 24, 20 ...

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Verlyn Dean Head, 74, Dahlonega
Verlyn Dean Head, 74, of Dahlonega passed away on April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical center following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died