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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 ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died