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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 7th, 2017

Habersham

John "Jack" Boozer, 84, Cornelia
Local artist, John “Jack “ Boozer, passed away at his home on April 6, 2017, following a short illness. Born in Wilmore, Kentucky on March 26, 1933, he was ...
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, 22, Cornelia
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, age 22, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. Mr. Thonetheva was born on October 22, 1994 in Demorest, Georgia. He was preceded in ...

Hall

Irene Staten Slater, 84, Gainesville
Irene Staten Slater was born on January 22, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee and she entered heaven on April 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Irene enjoyed choreographed ballroom dancing ...
Brenda Kay Clark, 72, Gainesville
Brenda Kay Clark, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held a ...
Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Pruitt Health Lanier. Born on June 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Albert Calvin Garrett ...
Thelma Irene Slater, 84, Gainesville
Thelma Irene Slater, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on April 7, 2017.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Th ...

Jackson

Katie Lou Ivester, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Katie Lou Ivester, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 07, 2017 at Heritage of Athens.  Mrs. Ivester was born in Ila to the late Seaborn and Elvie Hooper Wilder.&n ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Alfred Lawson, 71, Dahlonega
Dennis Alfred Lawson age 71 of Dahlonega passed away on April 7, 2017.  Mr. Lawson moved to Dahlonega in 2009 and was a former Marine.  He enjoyed gardening, spending tim ...

Other

Nina Crump Terry, 89, Virginia formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Nina Crump Terry, of Reston, Virginia and formerly of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reston Hospital Center. Daughter of the late Ola and Henry Cr ...

Stephens

Hollis James Gastley, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Hollis James Gastley, age 60 of 65 Penn Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Ray and Thelma Swafford Gastley, he was ...
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70
Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83
Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road" has died