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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 ...
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.