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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15th, 2013

Dawson

Paulette Nichols, 56, Dawsonville
Paulette Nichols, age 56 of Dawsonville, passed away, Friday, February 15, 2013. She was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Tonya Shirvani, Ant ...

Habersham

Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79, Cornelia
Betty Jo Slater Byrd, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer. Ms. Byrd was born on April 5, 1933, in Carnesvi ...
Rowe Truman Hart, 89, Alto
Rowe Truman Hart, age 89 of Alto, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Will ...

Hall

Herbert Brown (Kit) Braselton, Sr. of Braselton, Ga. died at home on February 15, 2013. He was born in Braselton Feb. 16, 1920. as the youngest son of Green Braselton and May Dunca ...

Jackson

Elaine Yankee Harber, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Elaine Yankee Harber, age 76 of Commerce died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harber was born in Rome, GA to the late, Richard Murrell Yankee, Sr. and Helen ...
Elena Beard Nash, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Elena Beard Nash, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce. Mrs. Nash was born in Dayton, TN to the late S. White and Harr ...
Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, Jefferson
Mrs. Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Jackson County GA, she was the daughter ...

White

Mary Damera, 84, Cleveland
Mary Damera, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Damera was born March 23, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to the ...
'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.