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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.