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Local Obits for Sun. May 12th, 2019

Barrow

Shirley Ann Shumate James, age 70, of Winder, GA passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her son, Shane Hyde; parents, Walter and Annie Lou Shumate; si ...

Forsyth

William Doyle Brown, 82, Cumming
William Doyle Brown, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born in 1936, to the late Curtis and Viola Brown. He is survived by his loving wife of 5 ...

Gwinnett

Sgt. E5 Nathaniel “Nathan” L. Martin, age 30, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Belinda and Larry Hall, C ...

Habersham

Billy Lewis Adcock, 81, Clarkesville
Billy Lewis Adcock, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  Mr. Adcock was born on June 13, 1937, in Cassville, Georgia, to the late Bradley and Ruby ...

Hall

Joan Aiken Bernard, 67, Gainesville
After a two year battle with lymphoma cancer, Joan Aiken Bernard, age 67, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Gainesville, GA. Joan was born in Gainesville, GA to the late David ...
Edna Frances Haga, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Edna Frances Haga, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May ...
Betty Lou McConnell, 61, Gainesville
 Betty Lou McConnell, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mrs. McConnell was born on April 2, 1958, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ima Jean Westmorelan ...
Annie Mae Estelle Owen, 83, Gainesville
Annie Mae Estelle Owen, 83, of Gainesville passed away May 12, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the C ...

Lumpkin

Jo D Carder, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jo D Carder, age 90, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mrs. Carder was a native and lifelong resident of ...

Other

Doris “Nanny” Hicks, 87, of Canton passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.  Nanny was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning, westerns and game shows on television.& ...
William Dean Stowers, 88, Dunwoody
William Dean Stowers, age 88, of Dunwoody, Georgia, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Dean “Dean-o” was born April 24, 1931 to Harold M ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died