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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2017

Forsyth

Bryan Anthony Cloud, 55, Cumming
Bryan Anthony Cloud, age 55, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Bryan was Operations Manager for Veolia Water.  He loved music; singing, playing guitar, ...
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74, Cumming
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born on February 13, 1942 in Douglasville, GA, the son of Raymond Howard Thompson and Imogene Jessi ...
Lula Townsend, 79, Cumming
Lula Townsend, 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday February 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March 4, 1937 to the late Ro ...

Gwinnett

Lorraine Marie Taylor, 88, Hoschton
Lorraine Marie Taylor, age 88 of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. No Services are planned at this time.  The Family request memorial contributions to Lewy Body D ...

Habersham

Roxana Barrett Black, 63, Cornelia
ROXANA  BARRETT BLACK , age 63 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at her residence.    Born in Topeka, Kansas, she was a ...
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, 101, Clarkesville
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, age 101 of Clarkesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Habersham County on January 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Ja ...

Hall

Grady Lamar Crook, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Lamar Crook, 81, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 following a brief illness. A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February ...
Goldie Williams, 88, Athens, formerly of Gainesville
Goldie Williams age 88 of Athens,  GA formerly of Gainesville, GA  died February 4, 2017.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at ...

Jackson

John Wesley Shook, 60, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Wesley Shook, age 60, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Shook was born October 16, 195 ...

White

William Henry Peters, 85, Sautee
William “Bill” Henry Peters, age 85 of Sautee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Mr. Peters was born February 17, 1931 in Wallington, NJ to the late Henr ...
'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.