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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 3rd, 2017

Forsyth

Mark Edward Forster, 68, Cumming
Mark Edward Forster, 68, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mark was born October 4, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to the late Edward and Patricia Forster. He is also ...
James Michael Bonem, 56, Cumming
James Michael Bonem, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017. He was born on May 14, 1960 in Bay City, MI the son of James Thomas Bonem who has predeceased him an ...
Jack Norman Gray, 86, Cumming
Jack Norman Gray, 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday May 2, 2017. He was born on March 2, 1931 in Williamston, NC the son of Turner Ashby and Alma Norman Gray who have bo ...

Habersham

Catherine Elizabeth Cantrell age 84 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born in Mt. Airy, GA on February 21, 1933 she was a daughter of the late Harold & M ...

Hall

Billy Homer Alexander, 78, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Billy Homer Alexander, age 78 of Clermont, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.   Bill ...
Thomas Lawrence Mitchell, 66, Flowery Branch
Thomas Lawrence Mitchell, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family, after an extended illness. Born 10/27/1950 on La ...
Rev. Marvin Dean Townley, 72, Gainesville
Rev. Marvin Dean Townley, 72 of Gainesville died Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Rev. Townley was the son of t ...
Justin Young Underwood, 30, Gainesville
Mr. Justin Young Underwood age 30 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 03, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nbs ...
Lawton J. Dyer, 83, Gainesville
Lawton J. Dyer, 83, of Gainesville, GA., passed away May 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Dyer was born August 14, 1933 to the late Cla ...
Mr. Michael Willard “Mick” Shannon II age 26 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 03, 2017 following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...

Jackson

Rosa Voyles Stringer, 93, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mrs. Rosa Voyles Stringer, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mrs. Stringer was born in Mays ...

Other

Sarah Juanita Gailey Thomas, age 83, of Jonesboro, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born on May 12, 1933 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Rosco ...
Paul David Dunn, 56, Sandy Springs
Paul David Dunn of the Jung Toa School of Classical Chinese Medicine, age 56, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away in his home Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was the beloved son of J.D. ...

Stephens

Mr. Gregory Larry Franklin, age 64 of 478 Cedar Lane, Toccoa passed away May 3, 2017 at Hospice Atlanta at Emory University Hospital Midtown.   A son of the late Ralph and J ...

White

Joe Ray Waddell, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Joe Ray Waddell, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Waddell was born on April 26, 1957, in Woodruff, South Caro ...
'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
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.