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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 ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.