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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 13th, 2018

Dawson

Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, Dawsonville
Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 13, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born December 23, 1929 to the late Ebe ...

Forsyth

Jamie Ann Benefield, 37, Cumming
Jamie Ann Benefield, age 37, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. Jamie loved children and they loved her. She adored animals of all kinds. She will always be rememb ...

Gwinnett

“For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Philippians 4:13 Mary Ella Mildred Christopher was born on June ...

Habersham

Katherine Eyles, 58, Cornelia
On February 16, 1960, Katherine Ann was born in Habersham County to Raymond D. and Florelle Peck DeWitt. She arrived with the earliest spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange an ...
George Lee Way, 72, Baldwin
  George Lee Way, age 72, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 from results of cancer. Mr. Way was born on January 26, 1946 in Manning, South Caroli ...
Billy Eugene Frye, Clarkesville
Billy Eugene Frye died peacefully at his Clarkesville home in the presence of his loved ones after a long and happy life.  One of four brothers, he was the son of Ethel Watts ...
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, 68, Clarkesville
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, age 68 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, April 13th, 2018. Born in the Panama Canal on December 20, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John Edw ...

Hall

Anna Volkoff Becnel, 67, Flowery Branch
Anna Volkoff Becnel, age 67 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Anthony G. Becnel. She is sur ...
Cathy Mahaffey, Gainesville
Cathy Mahaffey was born on January 8, 1955 in Gainesville, GA to the deceased mother Mrs. Hazel Buffington and father Clyde (Barbara) Buffington of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Cat ...

Jackson

Peter Radcliff Drake, 75, Braselton
Peter Radcliff Drake, age 75, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.  Mr. Drake was a United States Army veteran.  His hobbies included wood working, in which h ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Garland Bass, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Garland Bass, age 84, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 with his wife and children by his side at his home that he loved in Dahlonega. Douglas was born in Black Cre ...
Dylan Harrison Tuthill, 19, Dahlonega
Dylan Harrison Tuthill 4.30.98 - 4.13.18 Dylan Harrison Tuthill is survived by his Father, Steven Andrew Tuthill, Excelsior, MN, Mother, Anna E. Getz, Dahlonega, GA Sister, Sa ...

Stephens

Ms. Jeanelle Yearwood Wood, age 76, of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital after suffering a stroke. A daughter of the late N.L. and Minnie Lou ...
Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89
Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L
Bill Ensley, coach who revitalized UNG basketball program, dies at 84
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 for the man who is credited with reviving the basektball program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84
Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi dies
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi has died at the age of 73 following a long illness.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103
Former NASCAR, IndyCar racer John Andretti passes away
Veteran race car driver John Andretti passed away on Thursday at the age of 56. Andretti, the nephew of Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, was diagnosed in 2017 with colon cancer.
'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85
A longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates, has died