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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 28th, 2017

Forsyth

Thomas Roy Fortson, 70, Cumming
Thomas Roy Fortson, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Roy was a Marine Veteran who loved his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his granddaugh ...

Gwinnett

Livia Simonca, 84, Norcross
Livia Simonca, age 84, of Norcross, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Simonca; and son, Othaniel Simonca. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cecil Clark, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Cecil H. Clark, age 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Ash will officiate ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, 75 of Gainesville died Friday July 28, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Lit ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Martha was a lifelong resident of Hall County.   She was a district manager for Olan ...
Kelly Westmorland, 55, Gainesville
Kelly Westmorland, 55 of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.   He owned his own construction and grading business, wo ...

Jackson

Hilda White Gee Pruitt, 92, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hilda White Gee Pruitt, age 92 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2017.  Mrs. Pruitt was born in May ...
Thomas 'T.J.' Moses, 60, Commerce
Thomas “T.J.” Moses, Jr., 60, of Commerce passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, ...

Stephens

Mr. Calvin Edward Cantrell age 78 of Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Harley Lee and Mary Elizabeth Ivester Cantrell, He ...

White

Francis Manley Brafford, 69, Sautee Nachoochee
Francis Manley Brafford age 69, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday July 28, 2017.  Mr. Brafford was born February 1, 1948 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Paul Wesley Br ...
Bernice Isenecker, 80, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Isenecker, age 80 of Helen. Mrs. Isenecker passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incom ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died