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Local Obits for Wed. May 8th, 2019

Forsyth

Raleigh Lenard Jones, 53, Cumming
Raleigh Lenard Jones, 53, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He is predeceased in death by his loving daughter Sheila Wheeler. Raleigh is survived by his l ...
In memory of Katy Ruth Wells O’Neal, age 95, of Cumming, Georgia entered into eternal life Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Mrs. O’Neal was born on March 16, 1924, in Roysto ...

Gwinnett

Marie M. Osias, 75, Buford
Marie M. Osias, age 75, of Buford, Georgia passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Services will be held at a later date in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Memo ...
Robert B. “Bob” Foerster, Jr. age 60, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He is survived by brother, Carl J. Foerster, Covington, GA; sisters and broth ...

Habersham

Ferrell E. (Red) Gray, 89, Demorest
Ferrell E. "Red" Gray, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia went home to see The Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 following a brief illness. Mr. Gray was born on September 13, 1 ...

Hall

Bonnie Lynn Smith, 53, Gainesville
Bonnie Lynn Smith, 53, of Gainesville, GA died May 8, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Miss Smit ...

Lumpkin

Johnny Ray Hood, 59, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnny Ray Hood, age 59, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Johnny was born in Duluth on March 29, 1960 to the late Harold Hunter and Lillie Mae Scott.  I ...

Rabun

Ida Webb, 85, Tiger
Ida Webb, age 85, of the Cannonwood Assisted Living facility, passed away peacefully with her daughter and family at her bedside on May 8th, 2019. Ida was born on April 6th, 193 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...