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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 ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died