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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 17th, 2017

Dawson

Leroy Harper, 86, Dawsonville
Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 17, 2017 following a period of declining health.  He loved working on old cars and was a Little League baseball c ...
James Roy Johnson, Jr, 44, Austin, Tx, formerly of Dawsonville
James Roy Johnson, Jr., 44, of Austin Texas, formerly of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 13, 2017. Mr. Johnson specialized in scientific research and was the manager of r ...

Forsyth

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of McDonald an ...
Ricky Sosebee, 60, Cumming
Mr. Ricky Sosebee, 60, of Cumming passed away on April 15th, 2017 surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Monday April 17, 2017 from 12-4pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Cecil “Pete” Booth, 89, Clarkesville
  Cecil “Pete” Booth, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Mio, Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. ...
Loyeta Morrison Cook, 78, Clarkesville
Loyeta Morrison Cook, age 78, of Clarkesville passed away comfortably on Monday, April 17, 2017 with the love of her life, her husband, Homer Cook by her side.     ...
Judith Ann McLean, 56, Alto
Judith Ann McLean, age 56, of Alto passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

Norman Howell Boswell, 61, Maysville
Norman Howell Boswell, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Jefferson, GA, Mr. Boswell was the son of the late John Per ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lee Gaddis, 90, Dahlonega
Fannie Lee Gaddis age 90 of Dahlonega passed away on April 17th, 2017 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gaddis was a native of Lumpkin County and a member of Pleasant Hill ...

Other

Ora Adeline Williams, 88, Westminister, Colorado
Ora Adeline Williams, age 88, of Westminster, Colorado, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Mrs. Williams was born on July 15, 1928, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late Oti ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died