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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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...