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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 15th, 2018

Banks

William Nation, 65, Homer
William Nation, age 65 of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Jackson County, Georgia on May 15, 1953, he was a son of Mary Frances Garrett Nation of Homer and ...
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, 96, Maysville
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, age 96 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   Born on January 10, 1922 in Cumming, GA, he was the widower of Nan Buffington Pruitt. M ...

Barrow

Brenda Roberts Skinner, 66, Bethlehem
Brenda Roberts Skinner, age 66, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Zettie Roberts; daughter, Angela “Angie&rdq ...
Linda Vixen Motes, 68, Winder
Linda Vixen Motes, age 68, of Winder passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Survivors include her husband Jerry Motes; son Alex B. Lane and wife Carol; stepson Joseph Lee Motes and wif ...

Gwinnett

Hal Crawford, 91, Lawrenceville
Hal Crawford, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Mr. Crawford was born on December 29, 1926, in Chip ...

Habersham

Phyllis J. Ross, Clarkesville
Phyllis J. Ross of Clarkesville, GA, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018 at home, surrounded by her devoted family.  Phyllis, the oldest of two girls, was born on Novembe ...

Hall

Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, Gainesville
Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on May 15, 2018, at her home in Lanier Village Estates of Gainesville.  She was the widow of Hugh W. Hosch, Sr., of G ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Rose Patterson, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her residence. Maggie was born in Gordon County on July 15, 1966. S ...
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