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Local Obits for Thu. May 18th, 2017

Forsyth

Robbie Inez Weldy, 87, Cumming
Robbie Inez Weldy, age 87, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Robbie was a master marksman and member of the NRA and the Glades Pistol Club in Miami, FL. ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Wynelle Nichols, 96, Suwanee
Gladys Wynelle Nichols, age 96, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. Wynelle enjoyed “digging in the dirt”, ...
Bonnie G. Orr, 88, Sugar Hill
Bonnie G. Orr, age 88, passed away at his home in Sugar Hill, GA on May 18, 2017, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Farris Williams Orr ...
Linda Susan Pratt, 68, Buford
Linda Susan Pratt, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Stephen and Cecilia Remsen. She is survived by her hus ...
Scott Schoenthal, 36, Lawr
Scott Schoenthal, 36 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday May 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.co ...
Carla Smith Willard, 55, Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Lawrenceville
Mrs. Carla Smith Willard, age 55, of Palm Coast, Florida previously of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her daughter’s residence, surrounded by her family. ...

Habersham

Polly Kitchen Ayers, 74, Baldwin
Polly Kitchens Ayers, age 74 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Commerce, Georgia on December 15, 1942 she was a daughter of the late Fletcher and Winnie ...

Hall

Joanne Reynolds Brown, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Joanne Reynolds Brown, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her residence.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 a ...
Sara Nancy Parks, 75, Lula
Sarah Nancy Parks, age 75 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   Born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 6, 1941 she was a daughter of the late Clifford & Mari ...
Roderick Craig West, 57, Panama Beach, FL, formerly of Gainesville
Roderick Craig West, 57, died peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hospice Bay Medical in Panama Beach, Fla.  Craig was born in Gainesville, GA to the late James William We ...

Jackson

Dennis Sanker Nelson, 68, Braselton
Dennis Sanker Nelson, age 68, of Braselton passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Dennis was employed at Jeffrey’s Sport Grill for 9 years.  He was in car sales for 3 ...
Robert Hughle Thompson, 82, Hoschton
Robert Hughle Thompson, age 82, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemeter ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Andrew “Andy” William Watry, age 66, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at his home in Dahlonega, GA after a 7-month battle with pancreatic cancer. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Monteree Burrell Norton, age 89 of N. Hicks Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Jesse Jonathan Burre ...

White

Oma Lee James, 87, Cleveland
Oma Lee Reed James, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Oma Lee was born on April 7, 1930, to John R. Reed and ...
Richard Lee Richardson, 74, Sautee Nacoochee
Richard Lee Richardson, age 74 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Mr. Richardson was born September 20, 1942 in White County to the late John Lester Richardson ...
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died