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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 18th, 2012

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John Earl Fisk, 86, Gainesville
Mr. John Earl Fisk, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Alviree Bell "Cricket" Martin Fields, 80, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Mrs. Fields was ...
Jimmy Ray Cooke, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jimmy Ray Cooke, age 74 of Nicholson died Saturday, August 18, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Cooke was born in Nicholson to the late, William A. and Effie Lowe Cooke. He was a r ...
'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.