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Local Obits for Thu. May 31st, 2018

Banks

Mrs. Juanita LaRose Brown, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, May 31, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce to the late Perry and Rosa Lee Edwards Webb.& ...

Barrow

Rita Pilgrim, 52, Auburn
Rita Pilgrim, age 52, of Auburn, Georgia passed away on May 31, 2018. Rita is preceded in death by her step-father Ronald Evans and father Charles Everett Johnson. She is surviv ...

Gwinnett

Tanja Lakisha Phelps Brownlee, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Randall Brownlee, Buford, GA; children, Isiah Brownlee, ...
Lanell Fowler, 85, Buford
Lanell Fowler, age 85, of Buford passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Beloved mother of three, Ms. Fowler grew up in Athens and moved to Atlanta when was only sixteen years ol ...

Habersham

Boyce “Bugs” Martin, age 77, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Mr. Martin was born June 19, 1940 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Vance and ...

Hall

   Patsy Sue McFarland, age 63 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.             Funeral se ...
Mr. Uel Henry Patrick Sawyer, age 87 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Waterford Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Other

Fern McCurry Lavinder, 89, St. Simons Island
Fern McCurry Lavinder, age 89 of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 4, 201 ...

White

Marvin L. “Junior” Worrell, Sr, age 77, of Cleveland, GA passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shawn Peppers. Mr. Worrell is sur ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died