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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 ...

White

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 ...
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman dies
Mary Jones died Thursday at her residence at the age of 76.
Joe T. Wood, Sr., longtime Gainesville insurance executive and former state House member, dies
A longtime Gainesville insurance executive, who also served 23 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Saturday
John Havlicek, Celtics great with mighty steal, dies at 79
John Havlicek, the durable Boston Celtics great with a signature steal, dies at 79