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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 1st, 2017

Forsyth

Atlanta area automobile dealer James A. Grotz, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017. He was President of Southern Lincoln Mercury, Decatur, GA. for 21 years, from 1981 t ...
Edward Juczynski, 88, Cumming
Edward Juczynski, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Edward was a United States Airforce Veteran. He is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Wallis Heard, 60, Buford
Karen Wallis Heard, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Heard; parents, Wendell and Dessie Lou “Susie& ...

Habersham

Chipley Hugh "Chip" Johnson, 59, Clarkesville
Chipley Hugh “Chip” Johnson, age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 9, 1958, he was the son of ...
Sackdy Mathaw, 75, Demorest
Sackdy Mathaw, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. Mr. Mathaw was born on July 21, 1942 in Laos. He was a member of Habersham Family Lao Associ ...

Hall

Dorothy Virginia Walden, age 89 of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mrs. Walden was born on January 21, 1928, in White County, to the late Tillman and Sallie Lou ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Ruth Mathias Sylvester of Dahlonega, GA, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, at 82 years old.  Shirley was born to parents Homer and Audra Mathias on Ma ...

White

James Whitfield, 79, Cleveland
James Edwards Whitfield, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Whitfield was born August 21, 1938 in Fulton County to the late Th ...
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...