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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 ...
Wayne Colston, first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School, dies at age 66
The man who served as the first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School has died at the age of 66.
'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme
Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died
Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89
Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L
Bill Ensley, coach who revitalized UNG basketball program, dies at 84
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 for the man who is credited with reviving the basektball program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84
Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi dies
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi has died at the age of 73 following a long illness.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103