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Local Obits for Sat. May 6th, 2017

Banks

Louise Holcomb House, 91, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Louise Holcomb House, age 91 of Gillsville. The Rev. Rodney Hall and Rev. Sh ...

Forsyth

Henry Gelb, 63, Cumming
Henry Gelb, age 63, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Rochester, New York and roots in Brooklyn, New York, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Hank was a veteran of the United Sta ...
John Boswell, 60, Cumming
John Boswell, age 60, resident of Cumming, GA and proudly born in Waco, TX, died on Thursday the 4th in the afternoon. He was with his wife when he fell weak due to a pre-existing ...
Ruben Harold Butler, 84, Cumming
Ruben Harold Butler, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017.   Funeral services for Mr. Butler will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, at 1:00 p ...
Mollie Frances Holland Curlee, 92, of Atlanta GA, died peacefully on May 4, 2017. Mollie was born to Preuit Irwin Holland and Lona Sockwell Holland in Hanceville AL on March 29, 19 ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Karen Louise Fleck Williams, age 63, of Suwanee passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May ...
Susan M. Crowley, 86, Lawrenceville
Susan M. Crowley, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Crowley; parents, Casey and Marcella Krajewsk ...
Joanne Warren Gauzens, 64, Lawrenceville
Joanne Warren Gauzens, 64, of Lawrenceville, GA, daughter of Spencer and Martha Warren, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning May 6th surrounded by family.  She was an ...

Hall

Edward Aiken, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Edward Aiken, 72, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. A private service for family will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 ...
Annie Grindle Crumley, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Grindle Crumley, 92, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p ...
Walter Murray, Jr., 74, Oakwood
Walter J. Murray, of Oakwood, GA, former Ford Lincoln/Mercury salesman and manager with several dealerships, died suddenly on May 6.  He was 74. Walter J. Murray was born i ...
Joan Young Seabolt, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Young Seabolt, 83, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Par ...

Jackson

Mr. Kenneth Eugene Jones, Jr., age 65 of Commerce died Saturday May 6, 2017. Mr. Jones was bone in Mansfield, OH to the late Kenneth Eugene, Sr. and Bonnie Lou Staub Jones. He was ...
Mark Anthony Lawson, 53, Commerce
Mark Anthony Lawson age 53 of Commerce passed away Friday May 5, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Lawson was born May 22, 1963 in Lawrenceville, GA to Morris & Carolyn Green ...
Gordon Bernell “Bernnie” Watson age 52 of Maysville passed away Friday May 5, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.   Mr. Watson was born Nov. 23, 1964 in Atlant ...

Lumpkin

Orville Lee Bowling, 73, Dahlonega
Orville Lee Bowling, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at New Horizon Limestone Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA.   Orville was born November 7 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Susan Renee Cheek Collins, age 54, of Edwards Street in Toccoa, Ga.,    passed away Saturday, May 06, 2017 at the home.    The daughter Mrs. Bettie Sue C ...

White

Carolynn Wegesser, 75, Cleveland
Carolynn Wegesser, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Wegesser was born in Quincy, Michigan, to the late Ernest and Ruth McConnell ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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