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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 17th, 2017

Dawson

Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, Dawsonville
Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 17, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born September 15, 1977 in Illinois, he had lived in Daw ...

Gwinnett

Bobby Gene Hitchcock, 82, Lawrenceville
Bobby Gene Hitchcock, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.  He was predeceased in death by his parents, William and Zelma Hitchcock.  Mr. H ...
Betty Jean Evans Ward, 84, Suwanee formerly of Cumming
Betty Jean Evans Ward, age 84, of Suwanee, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. (Bill) Ward. Gravesid ...

Hall

Robert Stephens, 65, Gainesville
Robert Stephens, age 65, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and had worked as a welder for Gainesville Welding f ...
Sandra Deaton Fowler, 72, Buford
Sandra Deaton Fowler, age 72, of Bowling Green, KY and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bucker and Pau ...
Francis “Frank” Jasper Jones BTCS Retired Navy, age 82 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Jones was born October 12, 1935 to the late Alfred B. ...
'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.