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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 28th, 2018

Forsyth

Edward Jones Austin was born May 8, 1923 and raised on the family home place on Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody.  After graduating from Chamblee High School, he attended North Geo ...
Ronald Denny Gunter Sr, 80, Cumming
Ronald Denny Gunter Sr. 80, of Cumming, Ga passed away on May 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife Margie Vaughn Gunter. Mr. Gunter is survived by his sons David Gun ...
Paula Bunse Skinner, 75, Cumming
On Monday, May 28th, 2018, Paula Bunse Skinner, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away after a long battle with multiple illnesses at age 75.  Paula will be lovingly rememb ...

Gwinnett

Lucretia Noyes Fowler, 71, Braselton
Lucretia Noyes Fowler, age 71 of Braselton, GA, died Monday, May 28, 2018 after a short battle with leukemia. Lucretia was born in Joplin, MO on May 22, 1947 to the late William He ...

Habersham

Herbert Hanes (Junior) Jones, 84, Turnerville
Herbert Hanes “Junior” Jones, age 84, of Turnerville, Georgia, went 100% to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 27, 2018 following an extended illness. Mr. Jones was bor ...
Billy C. Massey, 84, Cornelia
Billy C. Massey, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Mr. Massey was born on November 14, 1933, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late William James Cod ...

Hall

Melvin Locke, III, 51, Gainesville
Melvin Locke, III, 51 of Gainesville passed away in Monday, May 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 ...
Barbara Ann West, 79, Murrayville
Mrs. Barbara Ann West, age 78, of Murrayville, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness.  Born i ...

Lumpkin

Marshall Jackson, 84, Dahlonega
Marshall Jackson, 84 of Dahlonega, GA. Passed away May 28, at 4:25pm, with his wife, son, daughter, son in law, grandson, Shihtzu, and kitty by his side. He had suffered for 5 year ...

Stephens

Roy Franklin Howell, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Franklin Howell, age 68 of 104 Almond Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton, Georgia. A son of the late Roy and Velda B ...
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