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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 ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88