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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 27th, 2017

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Howard D. Troville, 69, Winder
Howard D. Troville, 69, of Winder passed away Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a period of declining health. Mr. Troville was ...

Forsyth

Thelma Frazier Evans, 90, Cumming
Thelma Frazier Evans, age 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church in Milton, GA. She is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Helen Miriam Beatson Long, 85, Sugar Hill
Helen Miriam Beatson Long, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mrs. Long was born August 14, 1932 in Sumter, SC – the last ch ...
Michael Layne Otwell, 49, Lawrenceville
Michael Layne Otwell, age 49, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Louise Otwell. Mr. Otwell is surv ...
Mary Cole Reddish, 90, Buford
Mary Cole Reddish, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Reddish; and granddaughter, Tiffany A. Miller. ...

Habersham

Willene Jones Barron, 91, Clarkesville
Willene Jones Barron went to her heavenly home on December 27, 2017.  She was born April 22, 1926 in Habersham County, and was a life-long resident of the New Liberty area ...

Hall

Ricky Lamar Emmett, 62, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ricky Lamar Emmett, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be ...
Bertha Jones, 85, Gainesville
Bertha Jones August 6th, 1932 – December 27th, 2017 But the particulars of Bertha’s appearance on earth and her departure from it do not define her contributions ...

Jackson

Nora Ann Henry Clough, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Nora Ann Henry Clough, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone.  Mrs. Clough was born in New Salem, PA to the late Robert and E ...
Brandon Michael Gamble, 38, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Brandon Michael Gamble, 38, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Mr. Gamble ...

Lumpkin

Walter James Marshall, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Walter James Marshall, age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Marshall was born in Lumpkin on October 14, 1933 to the late Buddy and Lillian Gri ...

Rabun

Charles Kenneth Beck, 79, Clayton
Charles Kenneth Beck, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at his home.  Kenneth was born the son of Fred Samuel Beck and Laura Dockins ...

Stephens

Byron Keith McAvoy, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Bryon Keith McAvoy, age 54 of County Farm Road Extension, Toccoa, GA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his residence.   A son of Agnes Harbert McAvoy Woo ...

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James "Ed" Wiley, 59, Cleveland
James “Ed” Wiley, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Wiley was born April 26, 1958 in Hall County to the late James and Thelma Dodd W ...
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...