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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 17th, 2017

Forsyth

L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, 83, Cumming
L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, age 83, of Cumming, formerly of Claxton, GA, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kennedy of Cumming; sons and daughter ...
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87, Cumming
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Janice Green Ellenburg was born on March 5, 1943 in Atlanta, GA to parents Thomas Mack Green and Mary Watkins Green. She had one brother, Tom Green. Her early years were spent in t ...

Gwinnett

Eleanor Lee Francis, 90, Johns Creek
Eleanor Lee Francis, born 7/17/1926 in Pennsboro,WV died peacefully on 3/19/17 in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born the daughter of William Worstell and Hazel Worstell , and grad ...

Jackson

Barbara Jean Mitchell, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Barbara Jean Mitchell, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Mitchell was born in Linton, IN to the late Robert and ...
Tommy Earl Hardy, 73, Jefferson
Tommy Earl Hardy, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.  Tommy served in the United States Army.  He was a big race fan and was a retired truck driver. ...
Caleb Steven Moore, 19, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Caleb Steven Moore, age 19, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Mr. Moore was born in A ...

Lumpkin

Louie Kennith Payne III, 18, Dahlonega
Louie Kennith Payne III, better known as Bo, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 17, 2017. He was 18. A senior at Lumpkin County High, Bo was highly involved with the ...

Other

William (Mike) Michael McGehee, age 54, of Tucker, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Mike was a member of Pleasantdale Church of God and ...
Loyce Henley O’Neill, age 92 of Athens, Georgia, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, March 17, at the home of her son Donald O’Neill and his wife Darla. ...
'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.