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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 10th, 2017

Banks

Joey Preston Matthews, 57, Maysville
Joey Preston Matthews, age 57, of Nicholson, GA passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.   Mr. Matthews was the son of Robert Matthews of Nicholson, GA and the late Elsie ...

Dawson

Charles James Siburt, 87, Dawsonville
Charles James Siburt, 87, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday June 10, 2017 with his family by his side. Born January 3 ...

Forsyth

Thelma G. Resler, 74, Cumming
Thelma G. Resler, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10:30am at The Church of the Good Shepherd ...
Don M. Woodruff, 71, Cumming
Don M. Woodruff, Sr, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his residence.  He was a member of Silver City Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia.   ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Earl Bennett, Jr., 49, from Dacula, GA, passed away on June 10th. He is survived by his wife, Judi; children, Brittney Davis, Nick Fisher, & Lauren King; grandchildre ...
Jackie Puckett Hutton, 81, Buford
Jackie Puckett Hutton, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald C. Hutton; son, Bobby Stanley Dunagan, Jr.; ...

Habersham

Scott Woodall, 81, Demorest
Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant, Scott Woodall, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at a private healthcare facility. Born in Lumpkin County on August 14, ...
Funeral services for Eunice Savilla McClure Berry, age 90 of Demorest will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Connie Berry and Re ...

Hall

Robert Simmie Miller, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Robert Simmie Miller, Jr., age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by family and friends due to complications from acute l ...
Silvia Soto-Rodriguez, 55, Gainesville
Mrs. Silvia Soto-Rodriguez, 55, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Mond ...

Jackson

Bernard "Bernie" William Mettenberger, III, age 52, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017 ...

Lumpkin

Ricky A. McDonald, 50, Dahlonega
Ricky A. McDonald, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 due to an extended illness. Ricky always wore a smile and was always laughing.  He was ev ...

Other

Connie Wright Canup, 51, Covington
  Funeral services for Connie Wright Canup age 51, of Covington will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown Off ...

Rabun

Bennie Lee Owens Sr, 56, Clayton
Bennie Lee Owens Sr, age, 56 of Clayton, Ga., passed away June 10, 2017 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 15, 1960 the son of Edgar Jayco Ow ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Jean Waggoner Hudson, age 80, residing on prospect road in Toccoa, Ga., passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia at Piedmont Hospital.    A d ...

White

Evelyn Chalk, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Evelyn Chalk, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.    Mrs. Chalk was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Roy and Bertha Mae Haywood Sammons ...
Mary Jo Shaffer, 94, Cleveland
Mary Jo Shaffer age 94, of Cleveland passed away Saturday June 10, 2017.  Mrs. Shaffer was born in Westminister, SC the daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie Mae Ivester Mi ...
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