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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 8th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Marguerite Hovis Hill, age 90, of Homer, GA died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Hill was born in Decatur, AL to the late John Riley and Cordi ...

Gwinnett

Annette Roberson Henderson, age 88 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilto ...

Hall

Elizabeth Edge Freeman, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Edge Freeman, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.       &nb ...
Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, Gillsville
Mr. Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, of Gillsville, GA passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.           Graveside Services will be held on Sunda ...

Jackson

Jeanne Pruitt King, 72, Hoschton
Jeanne Pruitt King, age 72, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Th ...

Other

Howard Allen Emsley, Jr., 76, passed peacefully on April 8th, in the presence of his loving family at home after his valiant battle with cancer.  He leaves his wife of 37 year ...

Rabun

Emily Faith Thompson, 6, Clayton
Emily Faith Thompson, age 6, of Clayton, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born January 22, 2011 the daughter of Lisa Reichenbach Thompson and Jim Thompson. In addition to her ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'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