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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 9th, 2018


Vicki Lea Phillips, 68, Cumming
Vicki Lea Phillips, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Vicki was a giving soul who made friends with anyone and was loved by everyone. Vicki and her husband ...
Eula Kinsey, 76, Cumming
Eula Kinsey, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Kinsey; grandson, Kaleb Payne; parents, ...
Mildred Castleberry Shirley, age 85, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Shirley. Survivors include her children, G ...
Mattie Conner Watson, 93, Cumming
Mattie Conner Watson, age 93, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the Choir, and the Birthday Card ...


Patricia “Pat” Merkner, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynda Merkner. She is survived by her hus ...


Nicole Kelly, 46, Clarkesville
Nicole Kelly, age 46, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 Ms. Kelly was born on September 28, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. A Memorial Service will ...


Kimberly Dawn Hicks, 46, Flowery Branch
Ms. Kimberly Dawn Hicks, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at Memorial Park South Funeral ...
Robert Granville 'Bob" Layne, 90, Gainesville
Robert Granville “Bob” Layne passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018. He was born March 3, 1928 in Flat River, Missouri to Beatrice Stephens Layne and John Granville La ...


Arnold Earnest Bomia, 49, Nicholson
Arnold Earnest Bomia, age 49 of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at his residence.   Born on July 6, 1968 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Merrell and D ...
Nathan George Ballenger, 53, Maysville
Nathan George Ballenger, age 53, of Maysville, GA passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.   He was born November 14, 1964 in Co ...
Rev. John F. Webber, 91, Commerce
Reverend John F. Webber, age 91 of Commerce, GA, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.   He was born June 10, 1926 in San Diego, Cali ...


Brenda J. Pritchett, 70, Cleveland
Brenda J. Pritchett, age 70 of Cleveland passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, C ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...