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Local Obits for Wed. May 31st, 2017

Dawson

Oletta Disharoon, 87, Dawsonville
Oletta Disharoon, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Jasper following a period of declining health. Born March 10, 1930 to t ...

Forsyth

Paul “Michael” Ceresini, 48, of Cumming, GA died suddenly and unexpectedly on May 31, 2017. Michael was born on August 9, 1968 in Silver Spring, MD and relocated with h ...

Gwinnett

Robert E. Lowe, 55, Buford
Robert E. Lowe, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Milissa Lowe, Buford, GA; son, Robert Ellis Lowe, Jr., ...
Melissa “Lisa” Rudder Parrish, age 49, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Lisa was employed by Phillips Gradick Engineering since 2009, where she b ...
Leoncio Alcides Osorio, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife fifty-seven years, Rosa Elena Osorio, Buford, GA; children, Blanca Ele ...

Hall

Rose Antley Morris, 85, Gainesville
  Services for Rose Antley Morris, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, will be announced at a later date. Mrs. Morris passed away Wednesday with her loved ones beside her. B ...
Jack Scarpellino, 69, Gainesville
Jack Scarpellino, 69, passed away after a long struggle with cancer on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Jack was born February 21, 1948 in Johnson City, New York and was the son of Dr. Car ...
Tommy Allen, 77, Flowery Branch
Tommy Allen, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away on May 31, 2017 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Chastain Allen; children Terri Brumit (Cedartown), ...

Lumpkin

David “Yank” DeMark, Jr., age 47, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was everyone’s hero.  His world revolved around his grandchi ...
Kimberly Lopez Danek, 36, Dahlonega
Kimberly Lopez Danek, age 36, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.   Kim was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Kim graduated cum laude from the ...

Other

Dudley Alan Crow, 46, Tallahassee
  Mr. Dudley Alan Crow, age 46, resident of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He leaves his loving wife of almost 20 years, Jacqueline Barr C ...
Roger Stephen Foster, Sr, 81, Lincolnton, NC
Mr. Roger Stephen Foster, Sr., age 81of Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Carolina Medical Center. A son of the late Ross Harve ...

Rabun

Linda Howington Craft, 91, Clayton
Linda Howington Craft, age 91 of Clayton, GA went to her heavenly home on May 31, 2017. Linda was born in Monroe, GA the daughter of the late John Wesley and Zetta Mae Howington. I ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died