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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 3rd, 2019

Banks

John Michael McLendon, age 55, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. McLendon was born on January 15, 1964, in Jesup, Georgia. He was preceded in death ...

Forsyth

Ms. Peggy Sue Word Blackwell, 52, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her hu ...
Haven Earl Reed, 66, Cumming
Haven Earl Reed 66, of Cumming, GA passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Tony Lee Callahan, 72, Loganville
Tony Lee Callahan, age 72, of Loganville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mattie Callahan; and grandchildren, Amanda Ca ...
Christine Brock Hughes, age 79 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, Gillsville
Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, of Gillsville passed away March 3, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in ...

Hall

Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, Flowery Branch
Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, of Flowery Branch passed away March 3, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The ...
Tammy Leigh Lutz, 58, Flowery Branch
Tammy Leigh Lutz, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia Weaver; sister, Lisa Ann Pendry. She is survive ...
Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Parks, ...

Jackson

Joyce Elaine Fowler, 74, Braselton
Joyce Elaine Fowler, age 74 of Braselton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Parsons, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. Parsons was born in Hall County on July 22, 1940 to the late Dewitt and ...

Other

Edmund Wallace Cotter (Eddy) of Atlanta, GA, born October 20, 1919 in East Rockaway, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  An original member of the Army-Air Corps in ...
Jonathan Riffe, 52, Madison
Jonathan Riffe was born Nov 6,1966. To the belated Constance Garner  and John Riffe in Gainesville , Ga 30501.     He left behind sisters and brothers .. Ca ...

Stephens

Noah Lawson Newkirk, 15, Toccoa
Noah Lawson Newkirk, age 15 months of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 3, 2019 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A son of Joseph and Rachel Lawson Newkir ...
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
World War II flying ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at 97