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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 ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.