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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 17th, 2016

Dawson

Glen Pat Gober, 76, Dawsonville
Glen Pat Gober, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 17,, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born June 20, 1940 in Forsyth County to the late George a ...
Thomas B. Mote, 72, Dawsonville
Thomas B. Mote, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Thomas was ...

Forsyth

Frances Dishroom, 84, Cumming
Frances Dishroom, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016.  She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Frances  was preceded in death by her first ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn Lee Hughes, 75, Buford
Mrs. Carolyn Lee Hughes, age 75, of Buford passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, surrounded by her family.     Funeral Services wil ...

Hall

Thelma M. Doss, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma M. Doss, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 16, 2016. A graveside burial service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 am for family only. ...
Loy Douglas 'Doug' Harrison, 62, Gainesville
Loy Douglas "Doug" Harrison passed away Dec. 17, 2016. Doug was born in Gainesville Ga. Son of the late Loy C. Harrison and Faye D. Harrison. Mr. Harrison is survived by ...
Charlie Haynes, 79, Gainesville
 Charlie Haynes, 79, of Gainsville, passed away, December 16, 2016. Born September 20, 1937 he was the son of the late Willie Haynes and Cindy Carroll Haynes.  In additio ...

Jackson

Ernest Willie Loggins, 74, Winterville
Ernest Willie Loggins, age 74, of Winterville, Georgia passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, December 17th 2016.  Mr. Loggins was a retired pai ...
Beatrice Holder Varnum, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Beatrice Holder Varnum, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Mrs. Varnum was precede ...

Stephens

Jack Morris Cheek, 81, Toccoa
Jack Morris Cheek, age 81, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Mr. Cheek was born on September 9, 1935 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was precede ...

White

Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, Cleveland
Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, died December 17, 2016 in Baldwin, Georgia. She was born June 12, 1925 to James and Mary Habershaw in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Early in her life she develo ...
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, Cleveland
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, of Cleveland passed away December 17, 2016. No services scheduled at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 305 ...
'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.