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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 18th, 2009

Forsyth

Mary H. Griffin, 70, Cumming
Mary H. Griffin, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009 at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Doug) Haney of Cumming; son, Daren Griffin of Doravill ...

Hall

Charles Thomsen, 96, Murrayville
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Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, of Gainesville died December 18, 2009. A native of Habersham County, Mr. Lewallen lived most of his life in Hall County. He was a member of Pine Grove ...

Jackson

Thomas Fayne Johnson, 46, Jefferson
Thomas Fayne Johnson, age 46 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born in South Carolina, the son of Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Peter Venture, 98, Dahlonega
Peter Venture, age 98, of Dahlonega, GA died December 18, 2009.Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Ritzie Venture.Peter was baptized in July 1942 and was appointed a dir ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.