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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 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...