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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 ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died