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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 17th, 2017

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Michele Renae Wagner Vinson, 62, wife to Arthur Alan Vinson, long-time residents of Winder, Georgia, peacefully went home to her Heavenly Father early Wednesday morning May 17, 201 ...

Dawson

William Winston “Wink” Anderson, 89, of Dawsonville and Decatur passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017 in Lumpkin County following a period of declining health. Wink was ...

Gwinnett

Louis Washington, 67, Suwanee
Louis Washington, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, May 17,2017. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Hannah Washington; brothers, Joseph Washington; Robert ...

Hall

Coy Skaggs, N/A, Gainesville
Coy Skaggs quietly left his earthly home and entered into eternal peace with his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2017.  Coy was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky where he lived an ...
Anita C. Thomas Strickland, 59, Gainesville
Ms. Anita C. Thomas Strickland, 59, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 following a motorcycle accident.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m ...

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Virginia C. Herd, 90, Jasper
Virginia C. Herd, 90 of Jasper, GA passed away on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Oaks at Hampton. She was born on September 10, 1926 in Atlanta, GA the daughter of Wilmont and Be ...
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.
'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the film "The Avengers," has died
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73