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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 18th, 2017

Banks

Watson Fleeman Jr., 73, Commerce
Mr. Watson Fleeman, Jr., age 73, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Fleeman was born in Commerce to the late Wat ...

Barrow

Debra Lynn Brown, 55, Winder
Debra Lynn Brown age 55 of Winder, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Arrangements will be forthcoming by Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel.  Memori ...

Habersham

Betty Simmons Haro, 86, Demorest
Betty Simmons Haro passed away November 18, 2017 of Alzheimer’s disease just hours beyond her 86th birthday. She was born in Baldwin, Georgia on November 17, 1931 to the late ...
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, Clarkesville
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, of Clarkesville, Ga., passed away on November 18, 2017.   Born on May 18, 1930, in Brunswick, Ga., to the late W.G. Thigpen, Sr. and Alice ...

Hall

Farrel Howard Martin, 67, Murrayville
 Mr. Farrel Howard Martin, age 67 of Murrayville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67,of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Banister Funeral ...
Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Nancy was born in Carrolton, GA on May 17, 1950 to the late Paul Jr. and Sarah Ellison Coalson. ...
Donald Ray Miller, 69, Dahlonega
Donald Ray Miller, age 69, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mr. Miller was born in Centralia, IL on August 15, 1948 to the late Everett and Mildred Farthin ...
Mattie "Girlie" Mae Scott, 85, Dahlonega
Mattie “Girlie” Mae Scott, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mrs. Scott was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She ...

Other

Lyn Harden Orr, 69, Atlanta
Marvilyn (“Lyn”) Harden Orr, 69, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Lyn was born in Tifton, Georgia the daughter of Aileen Grace Harden and Ore ...

White

Ralph Marsh Medlock, 89, Cleveland
Ralph Marsh Medlock Jr. age 89, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Medlock was born in Augusta Georgia the son o ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...