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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 10th, 2017

Forsyth

Mark Stephen “Steve” Nesbitt, Sr., age 64, of Cumming, GA., formerly of IL, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Emerick Nesbitt. ...

Habersham

Althea “Tia” Garey Dyer, 69, Clarkesville
Mrs. Althea “Tia” Garey Dyer, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Dyer was born in Burlington, Vermont on September ...
Patricia Brown Gallahar, 70, Demorest
Patricia Brown Gallahar, age 70, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Mrs. Gallahar was born on August 10, 1947 in West Vi ...
Maria Lara Martinez, age 37, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Born in San Andres Enguaro, Yuriria, Mexico on October 3, 1980, she was a daughter of Jesus Lara ...

Hall

Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, 70, Gainesville
Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, age 70, passed away peacefully at 10:00 A.M. Sunday morning December 10, 2017 at her home.   Loretta was born in Watkinsville, Georgia in 1947 to t ...

Jackson

Russell Franklin Cronic, 85, Braselton
Russell Franklin Cronic, age 85, of Braselton passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Frank loved his family. He had a passion for gardening, woodworking and NASCAR.  Mr. ...
Mrs. Gwendolyn O’Kelley Saville, age 78, of Maysville died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Saville was born in Commerce to the late, AD and Imojean Woo ...

Lumpkin

Jim Conaway, 65, Dahlonega
Jim Conaway of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital after an extended illness. He was 65 years old. Jim had retired as a supervi ...

Other

Frances Webb Kelley, 88, Ball Ground
Frances Webb Kelley (88) of Ball Ground, Ga passed away on December 10, 2017.  Visitation will be Tuesday, December 12 from 4pm to 9pm at McDonald Family Funeral Home in Cu ...
Sherrill King McDaniel, 72, Locust Grove
Sherrill King McDaniel, age 72, of Locust Grove passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Survivors include her husband of 45 years of marriage Donald McDaniel; son AJ McDaniel, d ...

White

Archie Warren DeLong, 97, Cleveland
Mr. Archie Warren DeLong, age 97, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Mr. DeLong was born to the late Ira Ray and Bertha Vetura Carter DeLong.  He pr ...
'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.