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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 20th, 2017

Forsyth

Grace Claire Piscitelli, 82 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...

Habersham

Homer Thomas Banks, 85, Clarkesville
Homer Thomas Banks, age 85 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, Georgia on June 12, 1931, he wa ...
Thelma Free Burton, 79, Clarkesville
Thelma Free Burton passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017- one day prior to her 80th birthday. Thelma was born in Clarkesville to the late Lester Free and Mahonie Gragg Free. ...
  John Alexander DiPino, Jr., age 86 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Bridgeville, PA on December 24, 1930, he was the son of the late Joh ...
Christina Dowdy, 38, Cornelia
Christina Dowdy, age 38, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Christina was born on February 15, 1979, in Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter of Danny a ...

Hall

Barbara Cook Caston, 74, Gainesville
Barbara Cook Caston was born on May 26, 1942 in Hall County, third in a line of nine children.  Throughout her life, she played mama to her younger siblings, taking great joy ...
Carol Farmer, 68, Oakwood
Carol Farmer, 68, of Oakwood, GA. Passed away April 20, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on February 8, 1949, she was the daughter of the ...

Lumpkin

Helen Louise Cain, 84, Dahlonega
Helen Louise Cain, 84, of Dahlonega passed away on April 20, 2017 at Gold City Convalescent Home following an extended illness.    She was preceded in death by her ...

Other

John Anthony Garland, 60, Dalton
John Anthony Garland, age 60, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday April 20, 2017. John was a member of the Wolffork Baptist Church, and had been the R.A. Director there ...

White

James Henry Schmitt, 73, Helen
James Henry Schmitt age 73, of Helen passed away Thursday April 20, 2017.  Mr. Schmitt was born in Walker County the son of the late Elmer Austin and Lorene Green Schmitt. ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
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