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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 30th, 2017

Banks

Bridgett Beck Watts, 70, Maysville
Mrs. Bridgett Beck Watts, age 70, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Watts was born in Clayton, GA to the late Herman Beck and Louise Ma ...

Forsyth

Paul Von Ward, Cumming
Paul Von Ward, MPA, MSc, author, diplomat, minister and US Navy officer, passed away in his home in Cumming, Georgia, on December 30, 2017.  He is survived by his wife Tonette ...
Connie Barrentine Hampton, age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. Survivors include her children, Eric (Rachel) Hampton, Matt (Jenn) Hampton; grandchil ...

Habersham

Roxanne Wooten McIntyre, 48, Clarkesville
Roxanne Wooten McIntyre, age 48, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Mrs. McIntyre was born on December 20, 1969 in Toccoa, Georgia ...
Estee Thompson, 95, Alto
Estee Thompson, age 95, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Mr. Thompson was born on October 28, 1922 in Alto, Georgia to the late Samuel and Flora ...

Hall

Mary Ellen Chambers (Ma) Rogers June 27, 1927-December 29, 2017 Ma Rogers passed away early Friday morning at NGMC after an extended illness.  She was preceded in dea ...
Florrie Nell (Flossie) Southers, age 90 of Gainesville passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Bell-Minor Home, Gainesville. Funeral Services will be held 2: ...

Lumpkin

Julia M. Garner, 65, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Julia M. Garner, of Dahlonega, announces the passing of our precious sister, beloved wife and mother on December 30, 2017, at the age of ...
'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.