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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 ...
‘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