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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 ...
'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
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.