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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 ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'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