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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 26th, 2017

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Robert Lee King, 51, Winder
Robert Lee King, 51, of Winder passed away December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home ...

Dawson

Charles E. Fletcher, 75, Dawsonville
Charles E. Fletcher, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born March 14, 1942 in Moulton, Ala ...
Terry L. Sams, 71, Dawsonville
Terry L Sams, 71, of Dawsonville, Ga., died December 26th, 2017. Mr. Sams was born November 22, 1946, in Ashville, NC to Howard and Louise Sams. He attended North Buncombe Hi ...

Gwinnett

Nettie Jean Reeves, 78, Loganville
Nettie Jean Reeves, age 78, of Loganville, GA, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...
Elizabeth Arlene Wiley, age 60, of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was a member of First Redeemer Church. Arlene was a retired school teacher, retiring in 20 ...

Habersham

Zelda Brooks(Knight) Ferguson, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Rosman, North Carolina on October 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Harry Neal Douglas, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Harry Neal Douglas, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Mr. D ...
Frances Locke, 87, Gainesville
Frances Locke, 87 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She is survived by her son and fiancé, Grady Carlisle and Sherry Craft of Temple; son, Melvin Loc ...
Billy Joe Meeks, 76, Gaines
Billy Joe Meeks, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Mr. Meeks was ...
Clara Mae Crawford Palmer, 89, of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Waterford of Oakwood. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December ...
Peron Walley, 58, Gainesville
Peron Walley, 58, of Gainesville passed away December 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA ...

Jackson

Donald Frank Brush, 96, Hoschton
Mr. Donald Frank Brush, age 96, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memor ...
William Ray Turner Sr., 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of William Ray Turner, Sr., age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 26, 2017.  Mr. Turner was born in Ports ...

Lumpkin

Nellie G. Derrick, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Nellie Gibson Derrick, age 87, of Lawrenceville formerly of Dahlonega, passed away December 26, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Derrick was born in Dahlonega, GA ...
James Robert "Bob" Nicely, 80, Dahlonega
James Robert “Bob” Nicely, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Monday December 25, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 6, 1937 to the late James an ...

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Joyce Pace, 84, Smyrna
Mrs. Joyce Pace, age 84, of Smyrna passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Gateway Gardens, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 29, ...
'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.