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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Carolyn Juanita Rainey, 66, Cumming
Carolyn Juanita Rainey, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral services for  Mrs. Rainey will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 4:0 ...
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, Cumming
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, of Cumming passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ross was an employee of Lockheed-Martin for 20 years. He loved baseball and was an av ...
Marion Shalit, 85, Cumming
Marion Shalit, 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, NJ on Thursday April 13, 2017. Condolences may be ...

Habersham

Judy Lee Wade, 61, Clarkesville
Judy Lee Wade, age 61, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017, following a sudden illness. Ms. Wade was born on August 6, 1955, in Commerce, ...

Hall

Linda McCrindle McCaskill, 64, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda McCrindle McCaskill, age 64, of Murrayville, Ga. The Rev. Charl ...
Robert Terrell McLain, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Robert Terrell McLain, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Sunday, April 09, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April ...
Rev. Truman Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Truman Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 9, 2017. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Friday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville
Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Mission Accomplished! Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, ...
Louise Standridge, 88, Clermont
Louise Standridge, age 88, of Clermont passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Dawson County the daughter of the late Amle and Louella Whitmire Gran ...

Jackson

Margie Pressley Gaddis, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Margie Pressley Gaddis, age 90 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Ga ...

Other

Robert Charles Gilstrap, 85, Powder Springs
Robert Charles Gilstrap, age 85, of Powder Springs, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Robert was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1931, to the late Bill and Annie Mae Gilstrap ...

Union

Mary Florine Parker, 91, Suches
Mary Florine Parker, age 91, a lifelong resident of Suches, GA passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Florine was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years.  Sh ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs.Drucilla ‘Trudy”Abernathy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs Abernathy passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Fune ...
Josie Dzikowski, 91, Cleveland
Josie Dzikowski age 90, of Sautee passed away Sunday April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Dzikowski was born September 25, 1926 in Augusta, GA to the late John Lester Ivey and Savannah Ive ...
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83