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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 15th, 2017

Banks

Bruce Peyton, 85, Hollingsworth Community
Bruce Peyton, age 85 of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born ...

Dawson

James “Jay” Horace Morgan, Jr., 65, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence following a long battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in A ...

Forsyth

Barbar Avery, 82, Cumming
Barbara Avery, 82, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Runt) Avery, and a daughter, Rhonda Tallant. Survivors ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen Frances Lynch, age 66, of Buford passed away Tueday, August 15, 2017. Survivors include her Waterstone Family.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...

Hall

William Merkey, 70, Gainesville
William Merkey, 70 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Timothy Karl “Tim” Pinnell, Jr., age 26, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and was loved by everyon ...
Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, Clayton formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on August 15, 2017 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Mr. Paul Junior “Pop” Brock, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Brock was born in Nicholson to the late Calvin and Hatti ...
Sandra Glover Walker, 74, Pendergrass
Sandra Glover Walker, age 74, of Pendergrass passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 while in Hospice at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville, The family will have a visitation 6 ...

Lumpkin

Helen Leah Buchanan, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Leah Buchanan, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away at her home with her daughters on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Butler, PA on November 6, 1924 ...
Kimberly Palmer, 53, Dahlonega
Ms. Kim Palmer, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Kim was born, in Lumpkin County, on March 2, 1964 to the late Eulis and Myrtice Powers Palmer.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Willie Jean Rumsey Wilbanks, age 77 of 185 Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela Mae Murray Rums ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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