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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 1st, 2018

Banks

Lana M. Pruitt Thompson, 51, Commerce
Mrs. Lana M. Pruitt Thompson, age 51, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thompson was born in Piedmont, AL to t ...

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Betty Jane Norton, 83, Bethlehem
Betty Jane Norton, a resident of Dacula, GA for 22 years and recently of Bethlehem, GA, passed away after a short-term illness and joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturd ...

Dawson

Vivian Martha Lance, 96, Dawsonville
Vivian Martha Lance, 96, of Dawsonville passed away on Saturday September 1, 2018.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way ...
David Allen Welch, 56, Dawsonville
David Allen Welch, 56, Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  He was a member of the Cornerstone Chr ...

Forsyth

John William Leone, 50, Cumming
John William Leone, 50, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2018 at his residence in Cumming, GA.  He was a loving father that loved movies, fishing, shooting his guns and com ...
Jose Hernandez-Perez, 80, Cumming
Jose Hernandez-Perez, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was a wonderful husband, father grandfather who will be truly missed. Survivors include his ...

Gwinnett

Ernest R. Frost, 93, Suwanee
Ernest R. Frost, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of seventy-three years, Musette Cobb Frost, Suwanee, GA; sons and dau ...
Joshua B. Shaddock, 43, Lawrenceville
Joshua B. Shaddock, age 43, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He is survived by his parents, John and Jean Shaddock, Lawrenceville, GA; brother and s ...

Hall

Laura Walker Bond, 78, Gainesville
Laura Walker Bond, 78 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 1, 2018. Services are pending and will be announced later. Those wishing to send online condolences to the ...
Almon Arthur McGehee, 88, Gainesville
Almon Arthur McGehee, 88, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September ...
James Van Sayler, 83, Gainesville
  James Van Sayler, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday ...

Jackson

Loretta Helen Dillman, 79, Hoschton
Mrs. Loretta Helen Dillman, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funera ...

Other

Louis Anthony Erbs, Jr., age 88, of Tucker, GA passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.  Louis is survived by his four children and their spouses, Mary Ellen Drone and Randy, ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T