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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

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Hazel White, 88, Winder
  Hazel White, age 88, of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vic James White, and daughter, Shirley White ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Mary Hallford Yearwood, age 84 of Phillips Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late George and Arlie Phillips Hallford ...

Gwinnett

John “Johnny” Wade Leaphart, 70, Lawrenceville
John “Johnny” Wade  Leaphart, age 70, of  Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella Louise G ...
Audrey Richardson, 83, Suwanee
Audrey Richardson, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She is survived by her children, Kim Avery, Dacula, GA, Crystal Denise Richardson, Stone Moun ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Martha Lee Gibson Asherbranner, age 93 of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow ...

Hall

Alice Milligan Clark, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Milligan Clark, 93, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Kinney will offici ...
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa, inf, Gainesville
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa infant son of Jason and Candice Dela Rosa went to his Heavenly Home on February 20, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday February 24, ...
Zena S. Gilbert, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Zena S. Gilbert, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at The Waterford at Oakwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mr ...
Billy Joe Smith, 81, Clermont
Billy Joe Smith, age 81 of Clermont, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, pastor and nursing staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Billy w ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Osburn, age 60, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2019 at La ...
R.L. Pruitt, 76, Commerce
R.L. Pruitt, 76 of Commerce, Ga. passed away Wednesday February 20, 2019. Mr. Pruitt was born February 7, 1943 in White County, he was the son of the late Riley and Era Gillelan ...

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Beverly Ann Castleberry Winsness, age 73, of Anderson County, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Rainey Hospice House following a brave fight with panc ...
Martha “Frances” Davis Francis, age 83, of Lavonia, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Ms. Francis was ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas Frank Alexander, age 92, of Brown Circle in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home. A son of the late George Washington Alexander and Rosa R ...
‘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
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died