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Local Obits for Fri. May 20th, 2016

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Bertie Lee Collins, 76, Cumming
Bertie Lee Collins, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on May 20, 2016. Bertie was born in Dawsonville in the summer of 1939, to the late Willard and Edie Ophelia Flannigan. She was a ...

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Jimmy Dale Allen Sr., 67, Demorest
Jimmy Dale Allen, Sr., age 67 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 25, 1948, he was a son of the late J. L ...
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, 58, Maysville
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, age 58, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of ...

Hall

Annie M. Priest, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie M. Priest, 80, of Gainesville died May 20, 2016.    Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

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Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, Clayton
Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at home.  She was born June 7, 1935 in Lindale, GA and was the daughter of the late Broadus Wray ...

Stephens

William Edward Harvey, 62, Eastanollee
Mr. William Edward Harvey age 62 of 1930 Wolfpit Road, Eastanollee passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of Mary Lou Long Harvey and the late Junior Ha ...

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Melvin B. Powers, 73, Cleveland
Melvin B. Powers, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.  Mr. Powers was born May 11, 1943 in Gainesville, GA to Walter and Laura Peck Powers. Melvin was a ...
Jimmy Luther Hill, 65, Cleveland
Jimmy L. Hill of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 20,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to ongoing complications from a massive stroke he suffered on January 3, 2016 ...
'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.