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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John “J. L.” Martin, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brot ...

Gwinnett

Cathy Helton Green, 59, Suwanee
Cathy Helton Green, age 59, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was a member of Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
Nancy O'Neil, 78, Norcross
Nancy O’Neill, age 78, of Norcross, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her son, John and Maria Faulkenberry, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

John Noel Wingo, 88, Mt. Airy
Mr. John Noel Wingo, 88, of Mt. Airy Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Hall

Thomas Richard Davis, Jr.,, 64, Gainesville
Thomas Richard Davis, Jr., "Tom," 64 years old, husband to Elena Z. Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Thursday morning, December 14, 20 ...
Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2 ...

Other

Patricia G. “Patsy” Rakestraw, age 80, of Atlanta, GA, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Stephens

Charles Tony Hallford, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Tony Hallford, age 60 of Lawhouse Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late William Charles Hall ...
'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.