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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 31st, 2018

Banks

Mrs. Juanita LaRose Brown, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, May 31, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce to the late Perry and Rosa Lee Edwards Webb.& ...

Barrow

Rita Pilgrim, 52, Auburn
Rita Pilgrim, age 52, of Auburn, Georgia passed away on May 31, 2018. Rita is preceded in death by her step-father Ronald Evans and father Charles Everett Johnson. She is surviv ...

Gwinnett

Tanja Lakisha Phelps Brownlee, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Randall Brownlee, Buford, GA; children, Isiah Brownlee, ...
Lanell Fowler, 85, Buford
Lanell Fowler, age 85, of Buford passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Beloved mother of three, Ms. Fowler grew up in Athens and moved to Atlanta when was only sixteen years ol ...

Habersham

Boyce “Bugs” Martin, age 77, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Mr. Martin was born June 19, 1940 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Vance and ...

Hall

   Patsy Sue McFarland, age 63 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.             Funeral se ...
Mr. Uel Henry Patrick Sawyer, age 87 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Waterford Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Other

Fern McCurry Lavinder, 89, St. Simons Island
Fern McCurry Lavinder, age 89 of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 4, 201 ...

White

Marvin L. “Junior” Worrell, Sr, age 77, of Cleveland, GA passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shawn Peppers. Mr. Worrell is sur ...
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