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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Betty Jo McMahan, 78, Cumming
Betty Jo McMahan, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Mrs. McMahan was a teacher at Crabapple School for 25 years.  She is preceded in death by her husband ...
James D. McManus, 86, Cumming
James D. McManus 86, of Cumming passed away on June 22, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...
Barbara Murray Philips, 90, Cumming
Barbara Murray Philips, 90 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1926 in Eveleth, MN, the daughter of Gordon Howard and Pauline McCa ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Clyde Crook, Jr, 88, Buford
Rev. Clyde Crook, Jr, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by daughter, Wanda Crook Martin and great granddaughter Leah McCammon. Rev ...
Matthew Carl Jarvis, 46, Sugar Hill
Matthew Carl Jarvis, 46, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away at home on June 22nd after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family. He grew up in Charleston, West Virginia and ...
Dou Dou M. Lo, 83, Lawrenceville
Dou Dou M. Lo, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He is survived by his children, Anta Lo Overslaw, Lawrenceville, GA, Fatu Lo, Mapendol Lo, and Jah ...

Habersham

Isabelle Lucille Hobbs, 73, Demorest
Isabelle Lucille Hobbs, age 73 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born in Wooster, Ohio on May 17, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hensley and Thelma&nb ...

Hall

Helen Odell, 101, Oakwood
Mrs. Helen Odell, 101, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Helen was the daughter of the late Hubbard and Pearl Roberson Watkins.   She was a member of Oak ...
Alma Bulkey Overstreet, 97, Gainesville
  Alma Bulkley Overstreet, passed away Thursday, June 22, in Gainesville, Ga. Alma was born September 7, 1919, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and moved to Tallahassee in 1925 ...
Tommy C. Seabolt, 63, Gainesville
Tommy C. Seabolt, formerly of Buford, GA, born 09/19/1953, passed away June 22, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Louis ...
James H. Abercrombie, 79, Oakwood
Mr. James H. Abercrombie, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away June 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...

White

Mr. Richard Michael “Ricky” Wright, age 55, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Wright was born in Ellijay, GA on February 18, 19 ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.