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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 5th, 2017

Forsyth

Margaret Shadburn Smith, 88, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church and is preceded in de ...
Han Ei Steffey, 89, Cumming
Han Ei Steffey, 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  A loving matriarch to her family, Mrs. Steffey was born in Korea, surviving the Korean Conflict.  I ...
Michael Paul Carbonara, 77, Cumming
Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.   Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Gwinnett

Bradley M. Best, 72, Sugar Hill
Bradley M. Best, age 72, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Casey A. Hirt Best, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Larry Cook, 68, Baldwin
Larry Wayne Cook, age 68 of Baldwin passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Alto, Georgia on February 23, 1949 he was a son of the late Laymon & Jewell Mae Wade Co ...

Hall

Thelma H. Jones, 90, Gillsville
Thelma Hayes Jones, 90 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Thelma was the daughter of the late Marion and Nonie Hayes and is survived by her son, Joe Stanle ...
William Laurence Carlisle, 97, Gainesville
William Laurence Carlisle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Born on October 28, 1919 in Ashbyburg, Kentucky, Bill was the son of the late F ...
Grady Locke, 87, Lula
Grady Locke, age 87, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Locke was born on December 8, 1929 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late Irvin and Norma Tench Lock ...

Jackson

Sara Roslyn McClure, 95, Commerce
Mrs. Sara Roslyn McClure, age 95 of Commerce died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. McClure was born in Jefferson to the late, Th ...

Lumpkin

Gary Edward Robinson, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. Gary Edward Robinson, age 53, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Gary was born in Hall County on September 19, 1964 to the late Ed and Eva Barrett Rob ...

Other

Mildred Patricia Clark, 73, Ducktown, TN
Mildred Patricia Clark age 73 of Ducktown, TN passed away on October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Ducktown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clark is preceded in death by her ...

Rabun

Earl Harrison Watts, 79, Mountain City
Earl Harrison Watts, age 79, of Mountain City, Georgia passed away on October 4, 2017. He was born in Rabun County on April 3, 1938 and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of ...

White

Richard Glenn Buffington, age 63 of Helen, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Buffington was born June 21, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Alfred and Jean Warren Buffi ...
'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.