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Local Obits for Wed. May 3rd, 2017

Forsyth

Mark Edward Forster, 68, Cumming
Mark Edward Forster, 68, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mark was born October 4, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to the late Edward and Patricia Forster. He is also ...
James Michael Bonem, 56, Cumming
James Michael Bonem, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017. He was born on May 14, 1960 in Bay City, MI the son of James Thomas Bonem who has predeceased him an ...
Jack Norman Gray, 86, Cumming
Jack Norman Gray, 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday May 2, 2017. He was born on March 2, 1931 in Williamston, NC the son of Turner Ashby and Alma Norman Gray who have bo ...

Habersham

Catherine Elizabeth Cantrell age 84 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born in Mt. Airy, GA on February 21, 1933 she was a daughter of the late Harold & M ...

Hall

Billy Homer Alexander, 78, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Billy Homer Alexander, age 78 of Clermont, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.   Bill ...
Thomas Lawrence Mitchell, 66, Flowery Branch
Thomas Lawrence Mitchell, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family, after an extended illness. Born 10/27/1950 on La ...
Rev. Marvin Dean Townley, 72, Gainesville
Rev. Marvin Dean Townley, 72 of Gainesville died Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Rev. Townley was the son of t ...
Justin Young Underwood, 30, Gainesville
Mr. Justin Young Underwood age 30 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 03, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nbs ...
Lawton J. Dyer, 83, Gainesville
Lawton J. Dyer, 83, of Gainesville, GA., passed away May 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Dyer was born August 14, 1933 to the late Cla ...
Mr. Michael Willard “Mick” Shannon II age 26 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 03, 2017 following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...

Jackson

Rosa Voyles Stringer, 93, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mrs. Rosa Voyles Stringer, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mrs. Stringer was born in Mays ...

Other

Sarah Juanita Gailey Thomas, age 83, of Jonesboro, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born on May 12, 1933 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Rosco ...
Paul David Dunn, 56, Sandy Springs
Paul David Dunn of the Jung Toa School of Classical Chinese Medicine, age 56, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away in his home Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was the beloved son of J.D. ...

Stephens

Mr. Gregory Larry Franklin, age 64 of 478 Cedar Lane, Toccoa passed away May 3, 2017 at Hospice Atlanta at Emory University Hospital Midtown.   A son of the late Ralph and J ...

White

Joe Ray Waddell, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Joe Ray Waddell, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Waddell was born on April 26, 1957, in Woodruff, South Caro ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93