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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 10th, 2019

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Robbie Ann Dowdy, 49, Winder
Robbie Ann Dowdy, age 49, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held 4:30 pm Friday August 23, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  The fa ...

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Charles James Austin, 40, Cumming
Charles James Austin 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...
Joseph Michael Troncale, 77, passed away on August 9, 2019.  Joe was born in Gadsden, Alabama and was the son of Joe and Lillie Troncale.  He graduated from The ...

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Henry F. “Red” Holbrook, age 89, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on February 25, 1930; he was a son of ...

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Leonard Calhoun Colvin, 86, Gainesville
Leonard Calhoun Colvin, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness. He was born March 18, ...
Lavonia H. Mundy, 96, Gainesville
Lavonia Hamilton Mundy passed away August 10, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Lillie Whelchel Hamilton and was a life-long resident of Gainesville.  Mrs. Mundy gr ...
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols, 92, Gainesville
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols age 92, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Nichols was born in Santa Rosa, Florida to the late James William & ...
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, Gainesville
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A Graveside service will b ...
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, Gainesville
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Villyard was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hal ...

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Anthony “Tony” Maddox, 51, Dahlonega
Anthony “Tony” Maddox age 51, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2019 surrounded by family. Mr. Maddox retired as a Lieutenant with th ...
Robert W. Somers, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert W. Somers, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away at home with his friends by his side on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  Robert had lived in North Carolina most of his li ...

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Mary “Linda” Howard Cleghorne, age 72 of Colbert, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.   Born on June 20, 1947 in Arcadia Desato, FL, she was the daughter ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died