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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 6th, 2017

Dawson

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, Dawsonville
Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 6, 2017. Born August 23, 1941 in Independence, Missouri to the late Almer and Vivian Sheehy, he had lived in Dawson ...

Habersham

Regina Bacon Strait, 74, Clarkesville
Regina Bacon Strait, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 29, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Laura P ...

Hall

Joyce Pandora Thomas, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mrs. Joyce Pandora Thomas of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 , 11:00am @ Living Waters Outreach, Murrayville, Georgia.  Past ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Wharton Hollenback Sr., age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Hollenback was born in Philadelph ...
Betty Childress, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Betty Childress, age 86, of Jefferson passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside Services will be held on Monday ...

Stephens

Lois Simmons Childers, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Simmons Childers, age 91, of Childers Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the home.  A daughter of the late Dewey and Beatrice Pimm ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died