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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2016

Banks

  Jessie Wheeler Smith, age 86, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mrs. Smith was born on November 27, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the l ...
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, 80, Gillsville
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, age 80 of Gillsville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Brighter Mornings in Maysville following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled fo ...

Dawson

Jimmy (Cat) Castleberry, 69, Daswsonville
Jimmy “Cat” Castleberry, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March ...

Gwinnett

Bernard Lee Bowen, 85, Buford
Bernard Lee Bowen, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, J. R. Adkins. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five yea ...
Loyce Vance Tatum, 90, Johns Creek
Loyce Vance Tatum, age 90, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at her residence in Johns Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Vance and Shirley Samples Vance, as ...

Habersham

Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, 89, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl ...

Hall

Efren Avila-Perez, 80, Gainesville
Efren Avila-Perez, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 ...
Robert (Rocky) Pirkle, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Rocky) Pirkle,59, died quietly surrounded by his family on Friday, March 18,2016. Services to be announced at a later time. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel will be ...
Annie Sue Roberts, 75, Gainesville
Annie Sue Roberts, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel ...
John Austin Stephens, 12, Gainesville
John Austin Stephens was  unexpectedly and suddenly taken to his final home on Friday, March 18th, 2016. He was born March 24, 2003.  Austin touched many hearts during hi ...

Jackson

Opal Roberts Bowles, 76, Pendergrass
      Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Opal Roberts Bowles, age 76, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, March 18, 2016.  ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ellen Copeland, 73, Dahlonega
Ms. Frances Ellen Copeland, age 73 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville on Friday, March 18, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born i ...
'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.