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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 13th, 2017

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Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, Cumming
    Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. Rena, also called Billy, passed away peacefully at her home ...

Gwinnett

Stephen LaCroix Merck, 64, Lawrenceville
Stephen LaCroix Merck, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly. He leaves behind friends, Karen and Ben S ...

Hall

Tom H. Jordan, M.D., 73, Gainesville
  Tom H. Jordan, M.D., age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away August 13, 2017. He was born May 10, 1944, and was a graduate of Lyons High School, University of Georgia, ...
Mack Lamar Day, 73, Clermont
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Skitts Mountain Baptist Church for, Mack Lamar Day, 73, of Clermont.    Visitation will be T ...
Wynell Williamson, 102, Lula
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Wynell Williamson,102, of Lula.  The Rev.  John ...

Rabun

Netherland “Neb” Ray Speed, age 80, of Clayton, GA, passed away on August 13, 2017.   Neb was born the son of the late Marlor Calvin Speed Sr. and late Amand ...

White

Christopher Lee Collins, 23, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Christopher Lee Collins, age 24 of Cleveland. Chris passed away, Sunday, August 13, 2017. Graveside services are sc ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died