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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 ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88