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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 ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.