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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 23rd, 2017

Dawson

Melody Looper Collins, 65, Dawsonville
  Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Born August 27, 1 ...
Gene Lambert, 94, Dawsonville
Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born February 14, 1923 to the late Coker and Willie Mae Lambert in Atlant ...

Gwinnett

Judy Gail Todd “Duckie” Alian, age 65 died Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 at Hamilton Mill ...

Hall

Edward Ronald Autry, 68, Oakwood
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 30, 2017 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Edward Ronald Autry, age 68 of Oakwood. The Rev. Ricky Thrasher will offi ...
Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, Murrayville
  Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, of Murrayville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Sund ...

Jackson

Eleanor Potts Jackson, 90, Jefferson
  Mrs. Eleanor Potts Jackson, age 90, of Jefferson died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late, Fra ...

Lumpkin

Larry 'Dude' Curtis Black, 59, Dahlonega
Larry “Dude” Curtis Black, age 59, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Larry was known for his big smile and joking manner. ...
Sandra Elaine Dixon Day, 63, Dahlonega
Sandra Elaine Dixon Day, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 following a sudden illness. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  Elaine w ...
James Lamar Head, 79, Dahlonega
James Lamar Head, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.   Lamar was born on November 3, 1937 in Dahlonega, GA to the late Elmer and Lucy Gilst ...

Stephens

Mr. Maurice Jackson “Jack” Hemphill, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Lester J. and Ber ...
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...