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Local Obits for Sun. May 28th, 2017

Gwinnett

Paul Owen Cherry, 68, Suwanee
Paul Owen Cherry, age 68, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Shanna Austin Cherry, Suwanee, GA; children, Jessica ...
Richard "Buddy" Sanderson, 59, Sugar Hill
Richard "Buddy" Sanderson, age 59, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.    He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Sanderson. ...

Habersham

Larry Franklin Moss, 79, Demorest
Graveside services for Larry Franklin Moss, age 79, of Demorest will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM from the Habersham Cemetery with Rev. Grady Walden will officiatin ...

Jackson

Patty Denise Jackson Knight, age 57 of Braselton, GA died Sunday, May 28, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Lumpkin

Betty J. Major Raines, 69, Murrayville
Betty J. Major Raines, age 69, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Sunday May 28, 2017 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Betty was a native and lif ...

Other

Philip Lawrence Meyers, 86, Alpharetta
Philip Lawrence Meyers, 86 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on May 28, 2017. He was born on February 8, 1931 in New York City, NY the son of Philip and Emily Meyers who have both p ...
Jane Marie Konopa Brown, 78, Rabun Gap
Jane Marie Konopa Brown, age 78, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, passed away May 28, 2017. Jane was born in Vesper, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Abdon and Marian Zellner Konopa. Ja ...

Stephens

John Wayne King, 64, Toccoa
Mr. John Wayne King, age 64, of Hillendale Drive in Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his residence.    The son of Mrs. Ruby Adams King and the late Roy Ja ...

White

Hattie Miller, 89, Cleveland
Mrs. Hattie Miller, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017.    Mrs. Miller was born in Murphy, North Carolina, to the late William and Edith Rose Ga ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died