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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 11th, 2019

Forsyth

Bo Hughes, 45, Cumming
Bo Hughes, 45, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Bo most of all loved his kids.  Being funny, hunting and fishing were his passions. He was a stranger to no one ...
Homer Ferrell Long, 76, Cumming
Homer Ferrell Long, age 76, of Cumming, GA passed away October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother & father, Ferrell Long & Miriam Henderson Long and brothers, ...

Gwinnett

Velma Raye Day Orr, 87, Lawrenceville
Velma Raye Day Orr, age 87, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, William Thomas Orr. Mrs. Orr is ...

Habersham

  Billy Joe “Bill” Barden, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Born on November 14, 1928, in Cornelia, he was a son of the late Fran ...

Hall

Fermon Brookshire, 85, Gainesville
Fermon Brookshire, age 85 of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday October 13, 2019 in the Little Davenport ...
James A. Lee, Jr, 93, Gainesville
Mr. James A. Lee, Jr. age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday October 11, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Graveside services will be held a ...
Thomas H. Moretz, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Thomas H. Moretz, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at Gwinnett Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., S ...
Joseph Douglas "Doug" Morris, Sr. , age 72, peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus on October 11th, 2019.   Doug was raised in the heart of his community ...

Jackson

Walter Alan Turman, 77, Commerce
Walter Alan Turman, age 77 of Commerce, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at his residence. Born on Feb. 25, 1942 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Walter Stanley ...
Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, age 88, of Commerce died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Fenn was born in Commerce to the late, Tom Comer and ...

Other

Thelma Mae Draper, 99, Danielsville
Thelma Mae Draper, age 99 of Danielsville, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.   Born on Nov. 26, 1919 in Danielsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and L ...

White

Rosell Ivey, 76, Cleveland
Rosell Ivey, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Ms. Ivey was born on March 11, 1943, in Habersham County, to the late Edward and Decie Arrowood Murphy.&n ...
Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73
Singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73 after spending days on a ventilator due to the coronavirus in Nashville, Tennessee
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died