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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 10th, 2017

Dawson

Darrell Waters, 85, Dawsonville
Darrell Waters, age 85, of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Waters was a native and lifelong resident of Dawsonville.  He was born, in the same house ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Michael Culligan, “Tom”, 89, passed away peacefully on November 10th, 2017 while surrounded by his children.  He was a loving, thoughtful, intelligent, athl ...

Habersham

Kenneth Robert Baumeister, known as Ken to friends and family, age 71, of Cornelia, GA passed away peacefully Friday, November 10, 2017.   Ken is survived by his wife, B ...

Hall

Barbara Lois Elden, 70, Braselton
Mrs. Barbara Lois Elden, of Braselton passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 in Braselton, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2017 a ...
Rebecca Marlene Snelson, age 61, passed away on November 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the ...
Sue Tanner, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sue A. Tanner, 69, of Flowery Branch passed away on November 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Born on February 1, 1948 ...

Jackson

Kevin Francis Elinski, 60, Pendergrass
Kevin Francis Elinski, age 60, of Pendergrass passed away Friday, November 10, 2017.  Kevin was Buffalo Bills and Red Sox fan.  He loved motorcycles, fixing things, his f ...

Lumpkin

Sonya Renee English, 41, Dahlonega
Sonya Renee English, age 41, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Sonya was born in Brunswick, GA on December 7, 1975.  Two things made her happy; a kayak a ...
Melvin Fortner, 74, Dahlonega
Melvin Fortner, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Fortner was born in Lumpkin County the son of the late Raliegh and Bonnie Grizzle Fortner. He wa ...

Other

Dennis “Denny” John Ryan of Alpharetta, GA passed away peacefully at his home on November 10, 2017, after a long illness.  Denny was born July 28, 1946, in St. Pau ...
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.