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Local Obits for Mon. May 6th, 2019

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Cecelia Ann Tanner, 69, Hoschton
  Mrs. Cecelia Ann Tanner, age 69 of Hoschton, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May ...

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Wyatt Daniel Lynch, infant son of Jay and Michelle Lynch of Cumming passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. In addition to his parents, Wyatt is survived by his siblings, Jay T., Maddi ...

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Balwant S. Goraya of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019. The family will have a prayer service on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of McDo ...
Luana Maria Campos Casal was born in a small town in Santa Clara, Cuba on February 25, 1938. She entered peacefully into God’s loving arms on May 6, 2019 in Gwinnett County a ...

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Evelyn Nelle Tarpley Bennett, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Nelle Tarpley Bennett, 94, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May ...
Lamar Carlisle, 59, Flowery Branch
Lamar Carlisle, 59 of Flowery Branch passed away Monday May 6, 2019.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 3 ...
Hazel Catherine Gentry Copelan, 90, Gainesville, formerly of Martinez and Greensboro,
Hazel Catherine Gentry Copelan of Gainesville, GA formerly of Martinez and Greensboro, GA, died Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 90 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesvi ...
Nora Frances Sullens, 87, Murrayville
  Funeral services will be held Friday May 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Dahlonega for Nora Frances Sullens, 87, of Murrayville. Rev. Charles Bui ...
Kathy K. Tyson, 62, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathy K. Tyson, 62, of Gainesville died May 6, 2019. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.

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Mary Reed Cromer, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Reed Cromer, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Monday, May 6, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Cromer was born in Homer to the late Ed and Cora Veal Reed.  She was a mem ...
Kenneth E. Potter Sr., 90, Jefferson
Kenneth E. Potter Sr., 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great - grandfather, passed away on May 6, 2019. Born in Plainville, New York, he was the son of the late Fre ...

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Annette “Rusty” Martin, 74, Lexington, GA.
Annette “Rusty” Martin, age 74 of Lexington, GA passed away Monday, May 6, 2019.   Born on February 18, 1945 in Lancaster, SC, she was the daughter of th ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.