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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 8th, 2018

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Donald Drury, 78, Cumming
Donald Drury, age 78 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2018. He belonged to Christ the King Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years and was a ...
Jewel Karen Wines, 76, Cumming
Jewel Karen Wines 76, of Cumming passed away on June 8, 2018. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements ...

Hall

Pastor Radames Fernandez, 63, Flowery Branch
Pastor Radames Fernandez, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park S ...

Other

Nelson Parra, 60, Tucker
Nelson Parra 60, of Tucker, Ga passed away on June 8, 2018. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by Mc ...

Stephens

Melvin Elmer Payne, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Melvin Elmer Payne age 80 of Williams Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away on Friday June 8, 2018 at Brown Rehabilitation of Royston. A son of the late Hubert and Bessie Kesler P ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died