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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 ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.