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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 28th, 2017

Banks

Funeral services are scheduled 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Gillsville Baptist Church for Charles A. “Chuck” Reece, 81, of Gillsville. Rev. Shannon Rhodes and Rev. Adam Crens ...

Forsyth

Neville Nelson Roden, 80, Cumming
Neville Nelson Roden, age 80, of Cumming passed away  Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Neville was a retired Sergeant First Class United States Army Veteran of 22 years. He is prec ...
Melford Barrett Herring, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was a beloved father and grandfather. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Melford gr ...

Gwinnett

  Leokardia B. Buffington, age 90, of Duluth, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mrs. Buffington is survived by her children, Stephanie G. Buffington, Decatur, G ...

Hall

Mrs. Jerry Elizabeth Patrick Boykin age 70 of Clermont passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Lanier Park New Horizons following an extended illness. Memorial services will ...
George Thomas, 87, Gainesville
George Thomas didn’t have a middle name. He didn’t need one. He made a superior name for himself in every aspect of his long life: as a husband, father, brother, busine ...

Jackson

Thomas Payne Corbett, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Payne Corbett, age 56 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mr. Corbett was born in Athens, G ...

Stephens

Harold Leroy Austin, 73, Martin
Mr. Harold Leroy Austin age 73 of Martin, Ga passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Reverend John Wayne Chambers, Sr., age 74 of Ellen Court in Toccoa passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late J.C. and Edna Crook Chambers ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.