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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 8th, 2016

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L. W. "Bill" Moore, 86, Winder
Mr. L.W. “Bill” Moore, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away Friday, January 8, 2016. A native of Hampton, Georgia he was the son of the late Charles William and Gertu ...

Dawson

Clifton C. Harben, 84, Dawsonville
Clifton C. Harben, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 8, 2016 following a sudden illness. Born March 18, 1931 to the late Grady and Ida Harben, he was a lifelong resi ...
Louise Moore Walls, 88, Dawson
Louise Moore Walls, age 88, of Dawsonville died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 8, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Glyndon Walls, her p ...

Forsyth

Randle Julian Elrod, 68, Cumming
Randall Julian Elrod, age 68, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 8, 2016.  He is preceded in death by an infant son, Jeff Elrod; mother, Ina Bell Elrod; father, Bill Elrod ...
Gerald Anthony Shelton, 58, Cumming
Gerald Anthony Shelton, age 58, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Vivian Shelton; brother, Jimmy Shelton and ...

Gwinnett

John Michael Nicolella, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 8, 2106 after a 15 year battle with thyroid cancer. John graduated from South Philadelphia High School ...
Victoria Jean Romaine, 86, Suwanee
Victoria Jean Romaine, 86, of Suwanee, GA died on January 8, 2015.  Born in Nottingham, England she was the daughter of the late William H. Johnson VC and Gertrude Walton John ...

Habersham

Irwin R. Kimzey Jr., 75, Clarkesville
Irwin R. Kimzey, Jr., lifelong resident of northeast Georgia, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, after an extended illness.  Born August 29, 1940, ...

Hall

Missy Leigh Anne Roseberry (Curry) of Gainesville, Georgia, died Friday, January 8, 2016.  Missy was born on October 15, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, to Bill and Ann Curry.  ...
Glendon L. "Glen" Walls, 69, Gainesville
Glendon L. “Glen” Walls, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nb ...

Jackson

Jack Paul Deadwyler, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jack Paul Deadwyler, age 71, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 8, 2016.  Mr. Deadwyler was born in Gain ...

Other

Mike Keller, 69, Black Eagle, MT
Mike Keller, age 69, of Black Eagle, Montana, passed away on January 8th, 2016. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Claude and Carol Keller and his brother, Ken. He is survive ...

Stephens

Wanda Pierce, 57, Toccoa
Wanda Pierce, age 57, of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 8, 2016. Mrs. Pierce was born on July 9, 1958 in Highlands, NC, to Eugene and Ova Ledford C ...

White

Rev. Jerry Vandiver, 78, Cleveland
Rev. Jerry Vandiver age 78, of Cleveland passed away Friday January 8, 2015.  Rev. Vandiver was born in Cleveland the son of the late Garland and Virgie Mae Barrett Vandive ...
'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.