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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 17th, 2017

Barrow

Michele Renae Wagner Vinson, 62, wife to Arthur Alan Vinson, long-time residents of Winder, Georgia, peacefully went home to her Heavenly Father early Wednesday morning May 17, 201 ...

Dawson

William Winston “Wink” Anderson, 89, of Dawsonville and Decatur passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017 in Lumpkin County following a period of declining health. Wink was ...

Gwinnett

Louis Washington, 67, Suwanee
Louis Washington, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, May 17,2017. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Hannah Washington; brothers, Joseph Washington; Robert ...

Hall

Coy Skaggs, N/A, Gainesville
Coy Skaggs quietly left his earthly home and entered into eternal peace with his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2017.  Coy was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky where he lived an ...
Anita C. Thomas Strickland, 59, Gainesville
Ms. Anita C. Thomas Strickland, 59, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 following a motorcycle accident.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m ...

Other

Virginia C. Herd, 90, Jasper
Virginia C. Herd, 90 of Jasper, GA passed away on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Oaks at Hampton. She was born on September 10, 1926 in Atlanta, GA the daughter of Wilmont and Be ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T