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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 ...
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
World War II flying ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at 97