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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 18th, 2018

Forsyth

Enver Dzuli Aljic, 56, Cumming
Enver Dzuli Aljic, age 56, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was battling cancer until it was his time to go to a much better place. He’s a be ...
Helen Craig, 89, Cumming
Helen Craig, age 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Craig is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Richard Craig, Sr.; children United States ...
Connie J. Purcell, 72, Cumming
Connie J. Purcell, age72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Purcell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patricia Lynn and Van Huffman, of C ...

Gwinnett

James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, Lawrenceville
James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  A United States Air Force Veteran, he served in Vietnam and then was employed by the C ...

Hall

Kevin S. Blythe, 52, Gainesville
Kevin S. Blythe, 52, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Logan Ohio. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, 65, Gainesville
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, age 65, of Gainesville, Ga passed away October 18th, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her parents George and J ...
Christopher James Doty, 55, Gainesville
  Christopher James Doty slipped away peacefully at home on October 18th, 2018 after a valiant struggle with lung cancer.  He was surrounded by family and friends. ...
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Private services will be held at a later date. Born on April 6, 1928 in Utica, Michiga ...
Arnold Lee Martin, 84, Gainesville
Arnold Lee Martin, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Dawsonville, GA to the ...

Jackson

Emory Marcus Holloway, 57, Commerce
Emory Marcus Holloway, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Holloway was born in Macon to Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Holloway, Jr. ...
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, Pendergrass
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, of Pendergrass passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his home after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on March 20, 1980 ...

Lumpkin

Judith P. “Judy” Hopkins (Brown), 74, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at her home following a period of declining health. Born April 19, 1944 to t ...

Other

Juan Edgardo Arce, 83, Alpharetta
Juan Edgardo Arce, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away on October 18, 2018.  Memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11: ...
Mark Jones, 47, Atlanta
Mark Jones, 47, of Atlanta, GA, died October 18, 2018. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 

Stephens

Jo Frank Stewart, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Jo Frank Stewart age 80 of Wesley Circle, Toccoa passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Ernest G. and Rube Camp Stewart, he was born Febru ...
‘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