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Local Obits for Thu. May 18th, 2017


Robbie Inez Weldy, 87, Cumming
Robbie Inez Weldy, age 87, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Robbie was a master marksman and member of the NRA and the Glades Pistol Club in Miami, FL. ...


Gladys Wynelle Nichols, 96, Suwanee
Gladys Wynelle Nichols, age 96, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. Wynelle enjoyed “digging in the dirt”, ...
Bonnie G. Orr, 88, Sugar Hill
Bonnie G. Orr, age 88, passed away at his home in Sugar Hill, GA on May 18, 2017, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Farris Williams Orr ...
Linda Susan Pratt, 68, Buford
Linda Susan Pratt, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Stephen and Cecilia Remsen. She is survived by her hus ...
Scott Schoenthal, 36, Lawr
Scott Schoenthal, 36 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday May 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at ...
Carla Smith Willard, 55, Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Lawrenceville
Mrs. Carla Smith Willard, age 55, of Palm Coast, Florida previously of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her daughter’s residence, surrounded by her family. ...


Polly Kitchen Ayers, 74, Baldwin
Polly Kitchens Ayers, age 74 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Commerce, Georgia on December 15, 1942 she was a daughter of the late Fletcher and Winnie ...


Joanne Reynolds Brown, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Joanne Reynolds Brown, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her residence.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 a ...
Sara Nancy Parks, 75, Lula
Sarah Nancy Parks, age 75 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   Born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 6, 1941 she was a daughter of the late Clifford & Mari ...
Roderick Craig West, 57, Panama Beach, FL, formerly of Gainesville
Roderick Craig West, 57, died peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hospice Bay Medical in Panama Beach, Fla.  Craig was born in Gainesville, GA to the late James William We ...


Dennis Sanker Nelson, 68, Braselton
Dennis Sanker Nelson, age 68, of Braselton passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Dennis was employed at Jeffrey’s Sport Grill for 9 years.  He was in car sales for 3 ...
Robert Hughle Thompson, 82, Hoschton
Robert Hughle Thompson, age 82, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemeter ...


Mr. Andrew “Andy” William Watry, age 66, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at his home in Dahlonega, GA after a 7-month battle with pancreatic cancer. ...


Mrs. Monteree Burrell Norton, age 89 of N. Hicks Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Jesse Jonathan Burre ...


Oma Lee James, 87, Cleveland
Oma Lee Reed James, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Oma Lee was born on April 7, 1930, to John R. Reed and ...
Richard Lee Richardson, 74, Sautee Nacoochee
Richard Lee Richardson, age 74 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Mr. Richardson was born September 20, 1942 in White County to the late John Lester Richardson ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.