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Local Obits for Mon. May 1st, 2017

Dawson

Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...
Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...

Forsyth

Thomas George Hare, 75, Cumming
Tom peacefully died from a brief illness on May 1, 2017.   Born December 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Cyrillus and Mary Hare, Tom graduated from Xavier University wit ...

Gwinnett

Jill Diana Lawler, 64, Lawrenceville
Jill Diana Lawler, age 64, of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Jill retired as a school teacher of 37 years from Gwinnett County School System.  She loved ...
Katheryn “Kay” Lisle Swanson, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Kay was born in Elyria, Ohio on May 15th, 1948 to Marion and Richard Lisle.& ...
Claudia Prince Scruggs, age 82 of Buford, Georgia, died Monday, May 01, 2017.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Mary L. “Pattie” Jones Henderson, age 82, of Baldwin, formerly of Blue Creek passed away on the Sabbath- Saturday, March 25, 2017.   Pattie’s life ...

Hall

Mrs. Carolyn P. "Patsy" Holland  Clark, 78 of Gainesville died Monday May 1, 2017 at her daughters residence in Demorest following an extended illness. A lif ...
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, Gainesville
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, of Gainesville passed away after a hard fight at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This sweet man changed his name to Papa the day that he became a grandfather ...
Bonnie Kate King, 86, Gainesville
Bonnie Kate King, 86, of Gainesville, GA., passed away March 22, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Born on November 07, 1930, in Dalton, GA. She was t ...
Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, Flowery Branch
  Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, of Flowery Branch passed away May 1, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on We ...

Jackson

Doris Elaine Davidson, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Elaine Davidson, age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Mrs. Davidson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, ...
Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, May 1, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hensley was born May 2 ...

Stephens

William Watson Rumsey, 85, Toccoa
Mr. William Watson Rumsey, age 85 of 99 Hannah Hill Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. A son of the late G.W. “Bud&r ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
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.