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Local Obits for Thu. May 18th, 2017

Forsyth

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. ...

Gwinnett

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 www.mcdonaldandson.co ...
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. ...

Habersham

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Jackson

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 ...

Lumpkin

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. ...

Stephens

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 ...

White

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 ...
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