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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 24th, 2017

Banks

Betty Mae Blevins, 74, Homer
Mrs. Betty Mae Blevins, age 74, of Homer died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Blevins was born in Homer to the late, Herman and Nov ...

Dawson

Henry Jewell Dixon, 88, Dawsonville
Henry Jewell Dixon, age 88, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was a member and Deacon of Setten Down Baptist Church. Jewell is preceded in death by his ...

Gwinnett

John Richard Snider, 71, Dacula
John Richard Snider, age 71, of Dacula, GA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Kirstin and Andrew Kava, Dacula, GA; grandchildren, Aaron Kava, ...
Melvin “Mel” Wingate, age 73, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Inez Wingate; brother, James ...

Habersham

Deborah Sue Bowman, 68, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Deborah Sue Bowman, 68 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on August 24, 2017.    Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A ...
  Myrette Autry Bennett Hough, age 95 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born in White County, Georgia on September 6, 1921, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

John Edward Cagle III, 64, Gainesville
Mr. John Edward Cagle III, 64, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 ...

Lumpkin

Mr. James Thomas “Tommy” Hunsinger age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Tommy was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.