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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 ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88