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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 29th, 2017

Gwinnett

Fermina Castro, 57, Buford
Fermina Castro, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Freddy Villatoro, Yenis Castro, Maritza Castro, Yessi Castro, Veronica Vill ...
  William Robert “Bob” Preston, (Cdr., USN Ret.), born September 15, 1922 to the parents of William Thomas Preston and Florence Ella Elsea, passed away peaceful ...

Habersham

Jerry Ray Tallman, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jerry Ray Tallman, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the ...

Hall

Beverly Boatwright, 78, Gainesville
Ms. Beverly Boatwright, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville.   Services will be held at a lat ...
Kimberly Marie Buffen, 42, Gainesville
 Mrs. Kimberly Marie Buffen age 42 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Memorial services will be held on Saturd ...
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., 64, Clermont
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., age 64, of Clermont, GA, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Bob was born in Youngstown Ohio April 13, 1953. He was employed as a welder at Chandler Equip ...

Jackson

Sandra “Cindy” Baird, 68, Jefferson
  Mrs. Sandra “Cindy” Baird, age 68, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Baird was born in Commerce to the late ...
Nell Crane Scott, 76, Commerce
Nell Crane Scott, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Born in Cornelia, GA, Ms. Scott was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Emmett Crane. ...

Other

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Pritchett, age 98, of Colbert, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Piedmont-Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Pritchett was born in Commerce to the late ...
Housang Vaziri, 81, Alpharetta
Housang Vaziri, 81 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Monday May 29, 2017. Graveside services will be held on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11am at the Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. C ...

Stephens

Mrs. Yvonne Nicolette Bryant Busch, age 67 of 465 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 29, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of Juanita Ba ...

White

Faye "Gummie" Franks, 77, Cleveland
Faye “Gummie”  Franks, 77 of Cleveland, GA left the building late in the evening May  29th 2017.     Faye was born September 3rd 1939 in her Grandma ...
Michael Edward Gerchman, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Michael E. Gerchman, age 64, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Mr. Gerchman was preceded in death by his father Karl G. Gerchman and sister Gigi Dart. H ...
'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
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
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