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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 ...
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
World War II flying ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at 97