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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 ...
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.