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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 25th, 2018

Banks

Don Terry Samples, 73, Maysville
Mr. Don Terry Samples, age 73, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Samples was born in Jefferson to the late R.M. Samples and Mary Dailey S ...

Forsyth

Joyce Jones, 75, Cumming
Joyce Jones, age 75, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay “ ...
Tyler James Knudson, 29, Cumming
Tyler James Knudson, age 29, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Tyler was kind- hearted, happy person who lit up a room with his infectious smile.&nb ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Melvyn “Mel” Buren Pinkston, age 90 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Fairfield Baptist Church.  D ...

Hall

Anita E. Kerr, 50, Flowery Branch
Anita E. Kerr, age 50, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Banks Ryder; and father, Fred E. Kerr. She ...
David Randall Ladd, 49, Oakwood
  David Randall Ladd, age 49, of Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 following a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and retired tru ...
Christy Denise Jordan Meeks-Gaines of Gainesville, Georgia died on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on December 12, 1968 to Reve ...
George Thomas Alexander, 87, Oakwood, formerly of Smyrna
George Thomas Alexander, age 87, of Oakwood, GA, formerly of Smyrna, passed away Thursday,January 25, 2018. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at  11 a. ...
Carolyn “Joyce” Cape, 81, Gainesville
     Mrs. Carolyn “Joyce” Cape, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. &nbs ...
Marvin Lee Chambers, 54, Gainesville
Marvin Lee Chambers, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. He loved fishing, the outdoors and helping others. Survivors include his brother William &quo ...
Robert Charles Finster, 83, Gainesville
Robert Charles Finster, 83 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018.    Services will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home a ...

Lumpkin

Charlie Earl Self, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Charlie Self, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018.   Charlie was born in Suches on October 7, 1943 to the late George and Lillie Towe Self ...

Other

A celebration of life for Chareen “Reen” Swafford Parks White, age 67 of Flat Creek, will be held on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at The Loft Church 203 Elm S ...
Judith S. Hampton, 74, Alpharetta
Judith S. Hampton, age 74, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She helped and donated to Rainbow Kids, RUNC Pet Ministry, Atlanta Women’s Day Shelter, T ...

Stephens

Roy Wilson, 69, Eastanollee
  Mr. Roy Freddie Wilson, age 69, of Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.   A son of the late ...
Former Georgia Supreme Court chief justice dies from virus
A former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court has died
Former Hall County Commission chair Whitmire dies at 86
Donald "Don" Ralph Whitmire, a former chairman of the Hall County Commission, died Thursday at the age of 86.
2-time Hawks NBA All-Star 'Fast Eddie' Johnson dies at 65
Eddie Johnson, the two-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks whose career was shortened by arrests which led to a life sentence in prison, has died
Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90
Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died, aged 90
Whitey Ford, 91, pitcher who epitomized mighty Yankees, dies
The great New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford has died
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is being mourned across the world of music
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed
Police say actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead in Atlanta
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died