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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 26th, 2017

Dawson

Cecil Evans, 91, Dawsonville
Cecil Evans, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 26, 2017 following a period of declining health. Born March 12, 1926 in Dawson County to the late Waldo and Lena Can ...
Wanda Brady Yeargin, 65, Dawsonville
Wanda Brady Yeargin passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 65 after battling pancreatic cancer. Wanda was born in Elberton, Georgia on March 27, 1952 to Wilene Bra ...

Forsyth

Mary Bowyer Googer, 83, Cumming
Mary Bowyer Googer, 83, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017.  A loving mother, wife and grandmother, Mary enjoyed a long career with Rich’s Department Sto ...

Gwinnett

Velma “Renee” Black, 69, Sugar Hill
Velma “Renee” Black, age 69, of Sugar Hill, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Ms. Black was born on J ...
Steven Douglas Adams, 65, Buford
Steven Douglas Adams, age 65, died on Thursday October 26 at his home in Buford, Georgia. Steve was born on September 7, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by hi ...
Darin Lee Curran, 50, Duluth
Today we celebrate the life of Darin Lee Curran Born to Gerald and Mary Louise McClure Curran on March 5, 1965 in Decatur, IL, he was the youngest of four children. Darin is pre ...
Lovie S. Earls, 68, Buford
Lovie S. Earls, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alease Thornton Earls; sister, Janice Earls; br ...

Habersham

William Floyd “Bill” Martin, age 74 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on August 06, 1943, he was ...

Hall

Mrs. Ethel Maney Stephens, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of Lula, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 26, 2017, she was 84. ...
Joan "Jo" Jones Burleson, 86, Gainesville
Joan ‘Jo’ Jones Burleson, age 86 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born to the late John E. and Ruth M. Jones on Ma ...
Janice Payne Loyd, 76, Gainesville
Janice Payne Loyd, 76 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday October 26, 2017. Mrs. Loyd was a lifelong resident of Hall County.  She was a member of Montgomery Memorial B ...
Paul Ross Pope, 68, Gainesville
Paul Ross Pope was born on February 21, 1949 in Marysville, California to Dorothy Cleo Anderson Pope and James Carol Pope. He returned to live with his Heavenly Father on October 2 ...
James Donald Sosebee, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Donald Sosebee, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. Mr. Sosebee served his country as a member of the Army Security Agency as a Morse Cod ...

Other

Harry James Gober, 71, Atlanta
Harry James Gober, age 71, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and L. D. Burnette Gober; aunts, Lucille Gober G ...

Stephens

Dale Anthony Charles, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Dale Anthony Charles, Sr., age 56, of 234 Owl Swamp Road in Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.   Son of the late Robert Charl ...
'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.