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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 21st, 2017

Forsyth

Doris Marken Wilson, 85, Cumming
Doris Marken Wilson, age 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Diane and Ken Briggs, Big Canoe, GA, John Fountain, ...
Camilla Secrest Brogdon, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Bobby "Pops" Meyers, 83, Cumming
Bobby (Pops) Myers, age 83, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Bobby was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Robert and Mary Myers. He was an amazing Husb ...

Gwinnett

John “David” Beard, after an extended illness, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on December 21 with his devoted wife of 52 years, Janice Smith Beard, by his si ...

Habersham

Gaines M. Taylor, 83, Clarkesville
Gaines M. Taylor, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Dock J. and Sallie ...

Hall

Doris Faye Jones Burnett, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Faye Jones Burnett, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on December 21, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at ...
Ferrell Hall, 71, Gainesville
Ferrell Hall, 71, passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family.  Ferrell was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Winder, ...
Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tu ...
James Donald Rice Jr., 57, Gainesville
James Donald Rice, Jr., age 57 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, GA on June 22, 1960, he was the son of the late James D. Ri ...

Jackson

Dennis Caney Baker, 66, Commerce
Dennis Caney Baker, age 66 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Commerce, GA on Jan. 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Cane ...
Blanche Lovett Crider, 93, Nicholson
Blanche Lovett Crider, age 93 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Waycross, GA on July 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ida Lois Byars Simpson, age 99 of 261 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Joseph Richard ...
'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.