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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 19th, 2017

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Frank D. Childress, 63, Auburn
  Frank D. Childress, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Childress; and mother, Beulah Rhoden ...

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Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1936 in Sw ...

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Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, Gainesville
Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bobby Gruhn.  She is survived by her son and d ...
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., 86, Gainesville
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away September 19, 2017 at his residence. Mr. McEntire was born March 6, 1931 to the late Mr. Donald Hood McEntire, ...
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, Gainesville
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017 following complications from back surgery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, S ...

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Martha Lee Folger, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Martha Lee Folger, age 75, of Dahlonega, formerly of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Chelsey Park Health and rehab following an extended ...
Charles "Chuck" Harms Jr., 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Charles “Chuck” James Harms Jr., age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Mr. Harms was born on December 31, 1952 in Perry, GA. He was prec ...
Leroy Parks, Dahlonega
  Mr. Leroy Parks, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sept 19, 2017. He was born on June 20, 1930 in Gainesville, where he began living his full and happy li ...

Other

Eugene Gilstrap, 76, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Master Sgt. (Retired) Eugene Gilstrap, age 76 of Madison, Georgia entered into rest Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Mr. Gilstrap was bo ...
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80