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Local Obits for Mon. May 1st, 2017

Dawson

Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...
Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...

Forsyth

Thomas George Hare, 75, Cumming
Tom peacefully died from a brief illness on May 1, 2017.   Born December 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Cyrillus and Mary Hare, Tom graduated from Xavier University wit ...

Gwinnett

Jill Diana Lawler, 64, Lawrenceville
Jill Diana Lawler, age 64, of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Jill retired as a school teacher of 37 years from Gwinnett County School System.  She loved ...
Katheryn “Kay” Lisle Swanson, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Kay was born in Elyria, Ohio on May 15th, 1948 to Marion and Richard Lisle.& ...
Claudia Prince Scruggs, age 82 of Buford, Georgia, died Monday, May 01, 2017.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Mary L. “Pattie” Jones Henderson, age 82, of Baldwin, formerly of Blue Creek passed away on the Sabbath- Saturday, March 25, 2017.   Pattie’s life ...

Hall

Mrs. Carolyn P. "Patsy" Holland  Clark, 78 of Gainesville died Monday May 1, 2017 at her daughters residence in Demorest following an extended illness. A lif ...
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, Gainesville
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, of Gainesville passed away after a hard fight at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This sweet man changed his name to Papa the day that he became a grandfather ...
Bonnie Kate King, 86, Gainesville
Bonnie Kate King, 86, of Gainesville, GA., passed away March 22, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Born on November 07, 1930, in Dalton, GA. She was t ...
Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, Flowery Branch
  Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, of Flowery Branch passed away May 1, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on We ...

Jackson

Doris Elaine Davidson, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Elaine Davidson, age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Mrs. Davidson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, ...
Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, May 1, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hensley was born May 2 ...

Stephens

William Watson Rumsey, 85, Toccoa
Mr. William Watson Rumsey, age 85 of 99 Hannah Hill Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. A son of the late G.W. “Bud&r ...
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86