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Azzie Lee Cole, 87, Winder
    Azzie Lee Cole, age 87, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.   Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawso ...

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Avis Craig Conner, 85, Cumming
Avis Craig Conner, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community in Cumming, Georgia, after a long struggle with Alzheimer&r ...
Glenn Francis Connors, 77, Cumming
Glenn Francis Connors, age 77 of Cumming, formerly of Warwick, NY,  passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Beth Connors; sons, Glenn Connors, Se ...
Henry Dewitt Martin, 76, Cumming
Henry Dewitt Martin, age 76, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.  Mr. Martin was first and foremost a God-fearing man, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfathe ...
Chloe Okelo, 21, Cumming
On Sunday May 22, 2016 heaven received their new life of the party, because the world's spunkiest angel returned to her heavenly home after an adventurous and abundant life. He ...
Noah W. Stapler, 86, Cumming
Noah W. Stapler, age 86 of Cumming, originally of Ocee Community, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, June 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm at home surrounded by family. Noah loved gardeni ...

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Louise Gerrin Acrey, 86, Cornelia
Louise Gerrin Acrey, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Acrey was born on May 31, 1930, in Habe ...

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Larry Ellis, 68, Flowery Branch
 Mr. Larry Ellis, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.      Funeral serv ...
Mr. Walter Eugene Thrailkill, 49 , of Lula died Thursday June 2, 2106 at his residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Littl ...

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Dr. James Harold Mason, Jr., 75, of Atlanta and Tifton, GA and Denver and Steamboat Springs, CO, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Dr. ...
Leroy Leonard Edwards, 85, Athens
Mr. Leroy Leonard Edwards, age 85, of Athens, GA died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, IPU.  Mr. Edwards was born in Commerce to the late Oris and Margia Thurmond Ed ...

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Mary Elaine "Lainie" Johnson, age 62, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on June 1st 2016 after a short but intense experience with pancreatic cancer.  Lain ...
Terry Anthony Sutton, 56, Danielsville, formerly of Cleveland
Terry Anthony Sutton age 56, of Danielsville formerly of Cleveland passed away Thursday June 2, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County October 28, 1959 the son of J ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.