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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 ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died