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Local Obits for Sun. May 21st, 2017

Gwinnett

Robert W. Beavers, 70, Lawrenceville
Robert W. Beavers, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Ellen Hooton Beavers, L ...
Everett Jenkins, 86, Marble, NC, formerly of Buford
Everett Jenkins, age 86, of Marble, North Carolina, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Ruby Baswell Jenkins; chi ...

Habersham

Christine Broome, 79, Mt. Airy
Christine Franklin Broome, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on December 20, 1937, she was a da ...
Betty Warren Skelton, 85, Cornelia
Betty Warren Skelton, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017 following a brief illness. Mrs. Skelton was born on May 5, 1932 in Haber ...

Hall

Anthony "Tony" Wayne Barnett, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Survivors include his father Wayne Davis; mother Billie Ann Barnett; brothers ...
Winfred Andrew Conner, 80, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Winfred Andrew Conner, age 80 of Clermont. Interment will follow at ...
Sanford Ray, Gainesville
Mr. Sanford Ray, 96, of Gainesville, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at his residence. Sanford was the son of the late Wyatt and Flonnie Fuqua Ray.   He was a Veteran, serving in ...

Jackson

Julia May Gaither, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Julia May Gaither, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Gaither was born in Carnesville to the late Dewitt and Marie Mc ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth Fouts Cronan, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cronan of Dahlonega; sons, Darin Cronan of Cumming, Joey Cro ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gennette Banks Andrews age 94 of Toccoa passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late John Thomas and Mandy Cornelia Payne Banks, ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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