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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 ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.