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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 21st, 2017

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Jimmy L. Willoughby, 75, Statham
Mr. Jimmy L. Willoughby, age 75, of Statham, Georgia passed away January 21, 2017.  A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Herschel and Eva Wallace Willoughby. ...

Dawson

Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, Dawsonville
Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 29, 1939 in Lumpkin ...

Forsyth

Barbara Iris Collins, 56, Cumming
Barbara Iris Collins, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 at 3pm in the McDonald and Son Chape ...
Rachel Hammons, 49, Cumming
Rachel Hammons, 49 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. The family will have a private viewing at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.  No other services are scheduled ...

Hall

Charles Mickam, 67, Lula
            Mr. Charles Mickam, age 67 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence following a sud ...
Billy General Mealor, age 79 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence.    Born in Maysville, Georgia on April 28, 1937, he was a son of the ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Morgan “Sunshine” Taylor, age 80, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mrs. Tayl ...

Other

Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85, Watkinsville
Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85 of Watkinsville, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. Visitation will be on Friday January 27, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 11am- ...
Mary Ann W. Hope, 92, Roswell
Mary Ann W. Hope, age 92, of Roswell, GA passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mary Ann was born in Dublin, GA.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great ...
Hardy Lee Waldrop, 75, Canton
Hardy Lee Waldrop, age 75, of Canton passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Hardy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He grew up on a farm ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Sanges Comboia, age 89 of Peach Orchard Road, Baldwin and formerly of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A da ...
Mrs. Rachel Franks Chappelear Stewart, age 78 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late James B. and Vera Hamby Franks, sh ...

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Lillian Rann, 86, Cleveland
Lillian H. Rann, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. Ms. Rann was born August 6, 1930 in Atlanta to the late Thomas M. and Laura Ivey Hestley. Lillian w ...
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