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Local Obits for Wed. May 31st, 2017

Dawson

Oletta Disharoon, 87, Dawsonville
Oletta Disharoon, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Jasper following a period of declining health. Born March 10, 1930 to t ...

Forsyth

Paul “Michael” Ceresini, 48, of Cumming, GA died suddenly and unexpectedly on May 31, 2017. Michael was born on August 9, 1968 in Silver Spring, MD and relocated with h ...

Gwinnett

Robert E. Lowe, 55, Buford
Robert E. Lowe, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Milissa Lowe, Buford, GA; son, Robert Ellis Lowe, Jr., ...
Melissa “Lisa” Rudder Parrish, age 49, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Lisa was employed by Phillips Gradick Engineering since 2009, where she b ...
Leoncio Alcides Osorio, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife fifty-seven years, Rosa Elena Osorio, Buford, GA; children, Blanca Ele ...

Hall

Rose Antley Morris, 85, Gainesville
  Services for Rose Antley Morris, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, will be announced at a later date. Mrs. Morris passed away Wednesday with her loved ones beside her. B ...
Jack Scarpellino, 69, Gainesville
Jack Scarpellino, 69, passed away after a long struggle with cancer on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Jack was born February 21, 1948 in Johnson City, New York and was the son of Dr. Car ...
Tommy Allen, 77, Flowery Branch
Tommy Allen, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away on May 31, 2017 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Chastain Allen; children Terri Brumit (Cedartown), ...

Lumpkin

David “Yank” DeMark, Jr., age 47, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was everyone’s hero.  His world revolved around his grandchi ...
Kimberly Lopez Danek, 36, Dahlonega
Kimberly Lopez Danek, age 36, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.   Kim was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Kim graduated cum laude from the ...

Other

Dudley Alan Crow, 46, Tallahassee
  Mr. Dudley Alan Crow, age 46, resident of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He leaves his loving wife of almost 20 years, Jacqueline Barr C ...
Roger Stephen Foster, Sr, 81, Lincolnton, NC
Mr. Roger Stephen Foster, Sr., age 81of Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Carolina Medical Center. A son of the late Ross Harve ...

Rabun

Linda Howington Craft, 91, Clayton
Linda Howington Craft, age 91 of Clayton, GA went to her heavenly home on May 31, 2017. Linda was born in Monroe, GA the daughter of the late John Wesley and Zetta Mae Howington. I ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.