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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 20th, 2016

Banks

Jane Vandiver Lewallen, 69, Maysville
Jane Vandiver Lewallen, age 69 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.   Mrs. Lewallen was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lanelle Shirley Vandiver. ...

Forsyth

Francis Matthew Ciszek, 69, Cumming
Francis Matthew Ciszek, age 69, of Cumming, GA. passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  A native of Albion, NY, Mr. Ciszek graduated from Boston College with a Master's D ...
Frank Martinez, 45, Cumming
Firefighter Frank Martinez, Atlanta Fire Department, 45, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Frank was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend who has bee ...
Wilfred (Wil) Louis Sommer, 80, passed away on 20th December, 2016 in Cumming, Georgia. He was born in LaSalle, Illinois on 26th July, 1936 to William Frederick and Clara Lou. W ...

Habersham

Wayne Alfred Brown, 55, Hollingsworth
Wayne Alfred Brown, age 55, of Hollingsworth, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Brown was born on July 13, 1961 in Co ...
William Henry Leagan, age 67, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mr. Leagan was born on January 27, 1949 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was preced ...
Kenneth Alton Sanders, 72, Clarkesville
Mr. Kenneth Alton Sanders, 72, passed away on December 20 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ken was born in Miami, Florida, to Thomas Bradford Sanders and Louise Carpenter Sa ...

Hall

Bennie Garfield Lewallen, age 78 of Lula, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mr. Lewallen was the son of the late Ellis and Alpha Stewart Lewallen and was the widow of ...
Allie Millwood Smith, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Allie Millwood Smith, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
George Marshall Wells, 88, Gainesville
Mr. George Marshall Wells, 88, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 19, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Decem ...
Florence Alijean “Jean” Wood, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Florence Alijean “Jean” Wood, 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 ...

Jackson

Jerry Hugh Wilkes, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Hugh Wilkes, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  Mr. Wilkes was born in Jeffers ...

Stephens

Mr. Leonard Douglas McCurry, age 78 of 244 N. Red Rock Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A son of the late Leonard B. and Henr ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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