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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 26th, 2019

Dawson

Michael Thomas J Johnson, 62, Dawsonville
Michael Thomas Johnson, age 62, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Michael was born in 1956, to the late Tommie and Elizabeth Johnson. He worked for Jef ...

Habersham

Kendrick Paul Simmons, Sr. age 43 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Demorest, Georgia on June ...

Hall

Darryl Keith Burns, 61, Gainesville
Darryl Keith Burns passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2019, at the age of 61. He lived a full and active life and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, a ...
Linda Joe Thorpe, 70, Oakwood
Linda Joe Thorpe age 70 of Oakwood, GA was born on March 26, 1948 in Gainesville, GA, Hall County to Clarence and Mary Brown. She attended school in Gainesville, GA. She worked for ...

Jackson

Nancy Louise Parker Maynard, age 92, of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  She is survived by children, Janice and John Ewing, Lawrenceville, GA, Virginia D ...
Frank Wood, 84, Nicholson
Mr. Frank Wood, age 84, of Nicholson, GA, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Hillhaven Nursing Home.  Mr. Wood was born in Danielsville to the late Esco an ...

Other

Marilyn Flanagan Waters, 77, Alpharetta
Marilyn Flanagan Waters, age 77, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Rev. John Waters, Alpharett ...

Stephens

Oleta Cone Dekle, 71, Toccoa
Mrs. Oleta Cone Dekle, age 71 of Swift Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at her home. A daughter of the late Wesley Carroll Cone and Helen McMillon Cone, she ...

White

Harless Richard Harkins, 75, Cleveland
Richard Harkins February 14, 1944 – February 26, 2019 Richard, Daddy, Pepaw, and Pawpaw, a man loved by many names.  Mr. Harless Richard Harkins, age 75, of Cle ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.