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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 27th, 2017

Dawson

Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, Dawsonville
Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Fortune was born April 5, 1944 to the late Terrel and Grace Br ...

Forsyth

Olive D. Thornton, 88, Cumming
Olive D. Thornton, 88 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  She was an active member of Cumming Baptist Church.  ...

Gwinnett

John P. Meehan, Jr., 71, Auburn
Mr. John P. Meehan, Jr., age 71, of Auburn, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, surrounded by his family. ...

Hall

Charlese Edward Ramsey, 71, Gainesville
Charles Edward Ramsey, III, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.           Fune ...
Diedrich B. Timm, 92, Gainesville
Goodbye, Uncle Dick.           Mr. Diedrich B. Timm, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, Commerce
Mrs. Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, of Commerce, GA., passed away January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30 ...
Marjorie Emma Cain, 94, Commerce
Marjorie Emma Cain age 94 of Commerce passed away Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Cain was born in South Carolina on March 1, 1922 to the late William Chancey ...

Union

Robert “Bobby” Theodore Miller, Jr., age 51, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly due to a tragic accident on Friday, January 20, 2017.   Bobby was born in Bla ...

White

Hazel Faircloth Coker, 78, Cleveland
Hazel Faircloth Ray Coker of Cleveland, Georgia, a mother of two, a stepmother of two, and a grandmother of eight, an incredibly kind and loving person, and a lifelong sports fan ...
'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.