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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 20th, 2018


Lynda Jean Beck, 74, Commerce
Lynda Jean Beck age 74 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born December 11, 1944 in Royston, Georgia to the late Odell & Nellie Crane R ...


Brenda Arlene Williams, 75, Cumming
Brenda Arlene Williams, 75 of Cumming GA, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonald ...
Mary Frances Buice Hudson, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, D.E. Hudson; sister, Dot Kelley and brother, Ear ...
Robert Rickett, 79, Cumming
Robert Rickett, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Robert served 30 years with the Cumming Police Department, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He ...


Ioan Berar, 89, Snellville
Ioan Berar, age 89, of Snellville, GA, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. ...
Fritz Noble, 53, Buford
Mr. Fritz Noble, age 53, of Buford passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. Memorial Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Prince of Peace Cathol ...
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr, 82, Snellville
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr., age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ruth Clary and Eunice Skinner. He is ...


Jimmy Ernest Marcus, 68, Demorest
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 4, 1949, he was a son of the l ...
William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Mitchell, Georgia on January 30, 1965, he was a son of Nell Stewart Downs of Mitchell a ...


David Bohannon, 64, Gainesville
Mr. David Bohannon, 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Mem ...
Dennis Roberson, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Roberson age 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Per his wishes he was cremated.  Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of ar ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Warren “Doodlebug” Jackson, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Jacks ...


Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr, 52, Murphy, NC formerly of Gainesville
Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr., 52, of Murphy NC formerly of Gainesville passed away January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Born on October 1, ...


Tut Junior Watson, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tut Junior Watson, age 62, of Quarry Drive in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole W ...


Thomas Franklin Wills, 79, Cleveland
Thomas Franklin Wills, age 79 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Wills was born June 25, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late Charlie Thomas Wills and Bess ...
‘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