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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 20th, 2018

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Earl Bennett Westbrook, 79, Cumming
Earl Bennett Westbrook, age 79, of Cumming, GA, was born September 8, 1938 and passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018. Bennett was a loving daddy, granddaddy and great granddaddy. He w ...

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Joyce Holder Brooks, 86, Clarkesville
Joyce Holder Brooks, age 86 of Clarkesville passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 following a period of declining health.   Born on May 10, 1932 in Cochran, Georgia, Mrs. Bro ...
Maria Luz Paramo, 57, Baldwin
Maria Luz Paramo, age 57 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father ...
Jackie “Jack” Lee Steele, 84, Clarkesville
Jackie “Jack” Lee Steele, age 84 of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Springfield, Missouri on June 7, 1933, he was a son of the late Fr ...
Connie Thiel, 71, Demorest
Connie Thiel, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Thiel was born on October 3, 1946 in Redford, Michigan to the late Martin and Gladys Yarrow ...

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Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan, 73, Ocracoke, NC, formerly of Gainesville
Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan, 73, of Ocracoke, NC died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at her home. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 25, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Madge Longley, RN ...
John Richard (Rick) Kiser, 69, Braselton
John Richard (Rick) Kiser, 69, of Braselton passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs ...

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Thomas Mcelduff, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Marion McElduff, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mr. McElduff was born in Gaston, NC on May 12, 1938 to the late Thomas Marion and Melvina We ...
Mattie Shiver, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mattie Bell Floyd Shiver, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mattie was born in Blakely, GA on August 17, 1943 to the late George and Addie Lou Harrell ...

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Algene Meaders Pardue, 83, Cleveland
Algene Meaders Pardue, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Pardue was born on October 18, 1934, in White County, to the late L.Q. and Hattie Mae Welch ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93