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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 19th, 2017

Dawson

Dwayne Rider, 39, Dawsonville
Dwayne Rider, 39, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born April 25, 1978, Mr. Rider was a lifelo ...

Forsyth

William Clarence Duke, 88, Cumming
William Clarence Duke, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  He was a 55 year resident of Forsyth County that moved here in 1962 from Decat ...

Gwinnett

Gregory “Greg” Lamar Brown, 60, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gregory “Greg” Lamar Brown, age 60 of Lawrenceville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Mr. B ...
Marc Michael Fraser, 62, Sugar Hill
Marc Michael Fraser, age 62, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Mr. Fraser is survived by his wife, Susan Wiles Fraser, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Christop ...

Habersham

James Lamar Maney, 74, Cornelia
James Lamar Maney, 74, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA.  James was born on January 30, 1943 in Lula, GA to Sterling Maney and Mar ...
Mrs. Carleen Dial Ruark, 89, Cornelia
Mrs. Carleen Dial Ruark, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. ...

Hall

William Douglas Moore, 68, Clermont
William Douglas Moore, age 68 of Clermont, Ga. died October 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00  a.m.  Saturday October 21, 2017 in Christia ...

Jackson

Paul Monroe Shannon, 70, Nicholson
Mr. Paul Monroe Shannon, age 70, of Nicholson died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Shannon was born in Athens to the late, Cecil and Elizabeth Gunnells Shann ...

Lumpkin

Charles Sidney Cantrell, 89, Dahlonega
Charles Terrell Cantrell, age 81 of Alto, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in White County, Georgia on January 1, 1937, he was a son of the late Leamon and Nancy ...
Howard Ernest Tritt, 100, Suches
Mr. Howard Ernest Tritt, age 100 years, of Suches, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. Mr. Tritt was born on November 18, 1916 and was a native and lifelong resident of Such ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marcine Rose Hubbard Griffin, age 48 of 314 Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Jasper Williams Hubbard ...

White

Robert “Bobby” Voyles, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Robert “Bobby” Voyles, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Sunda ...
'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.