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Local Obits for Sat. May 4th, 2019

Banks

Ruby Mae Ward Collier, 97, Commerce
Mrs. Ruby Mae Ward Collier age 97 of Commerce, Georgia passed away Saturday May 4, 2019 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. She was born April 7, 1922 in Toccoa, Georgia; she was the da ...

Habersham

Roy Garrison Justus, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Roy Garrison Justus, age 90 of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Bennett Clough will offi ...

Hall

Gary A. Carder, 67, Gainesville
 Gary A. Carder, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 4, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Carder was born in Gainesville on February 25, 1952 to the late Bob ...
Lisa Regina Adams Mathis, 51, Flowery Branch
Lisa Regina Adams Mathis, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, George T. Mathis, Sr. of Flow ...
Amy Lekisha Stephens, 36, Gainesville
Amy Lekisha Stephens, 36 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in TN following injuries sustained in an auto accident. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on S ...

Jackson

Shianne Marie Hibbitt, 23, Commerce
  Shianne Marie Hibbitt, age 23 of Commerce, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019.   Born on April 9, 1996 in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of Vernon Shane and ...

Lumpkin

Madge Whelchel, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Madge Whelchel, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away May 4, 2019. Mrs. Whelchel was born on May 5, 1935 to the late Luster and Ruby Smith Grant.  In addition to her parent ...

Other

Alec Christopher Davis 24, of Canton, GA passed away on May 4th, 2019. He is survived by his parents; Barry Davis of Brookhaven, GA; Amy Durham (Jeff) of Canton, GA. Grandpar ...
John Henry Lee, Jr.,, 76, Villa Rica
Mr. John Henry Lee, Jr., age 76, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. John was born in Opelika, AL on April 12, 1943 to the late John Henry Lee, Sr. and Montine ...
John R. Potter, Marietta
  John R. Potter of Marietta, GA passed away on May 4, 2019. A celebration of his life will take place on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

Rabun

It is with great sadness that the family of William Earle Chase announces his sudden passing, on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born in Washington, D.C., Bill grew up in Macon, Georgia ...
Bernice A. Owensby-Clowers, at the age of 98 years, of Cannon Wood Village in Tiger, GA, went to be with Jesus Saturday, May 4, 2019. Bernice was born on a farm in Elbert County ...

White

Elsie June Noble Brangham, 87, Cleveland
Elsie June Noble Brangham, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. June was born in Lawrence County, OH to the late Emery and Florence Griswold Noble on December ...
Hank Houston, 70, Sautee Nacoochee
Hank Houston quietly departed this earth on May 4, 2019. Born June 1, 1948, he was the son of the late Charlie Houston and the late Martha Jean Wright.  He was preceded in dea ...
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.