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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 24th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Smelley Young, age 93 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday July 24, 2016.   Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Moses Nelson and Mary Magdalene Coffee Smelley, th ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Charlotte Marie Ora Smith English, age 87, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from the Fairfield Baptist Church.  Dr. Keith A ...
Leo Ivester, 75, Clarkesville
Leo Ivester, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on March 2, 1941, he was a son of the late Newt Preston Iveste ...

Hall

John Ray Edge, 53, Gainesville
                John Ray Edge, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Northeast Geor ...

Lumpkin

Joan Thompson Davis, 85, Dahlonega
  Joan Thompson Davis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on July 24, 2016. Joan was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Thompson.  She is also preceded in dea ...

White

Nancy Ann Davis Herrington, of Sautee GA, formerly of Savannah, passed away July 24, 2016 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center (following a short illness.) Born in Athens, GA, s ...
'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.