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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 17th, 2017

Dawson

Leroy Harper, 86, Dawsonville
Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 17, 2017 following a period of declining health.  He loved working on old cars and was a Little League baseball c ...
James Roy Johnson, Jr, 44, Austin, Tx, formerly of Dawsonville
James Roy Johnson, Jr., 44, of Austin Texas, formerly of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 13, 2017. Mr. Johnson specialized in scientific research and was the manager of r ...

Forsyth

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of McDonald an ...
Ricky Sosebee, 60, Cumming
Mr. Ricky Sosebee, 60, of Cumming passed away on April 15th, 2017 surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Monday April 17, 2017 from 12-4pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Cecil “Pete” Booth, 89, Clarkesville
  Cecil “Pete” Booth, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Mio, Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. ...
Loyeta Morrison Cook, 78, Clarkesville
Loyeta Morrison Cook, age 78, of Clarkesville passed away comfortably on Monday, April 17, 2017 with the love of her life, her husband, Homer Cook by her side.     ...
Judith Ann McLean, 56, Alto
Judith Ann McLean, age 56, of Alto passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

Norman Howell Boswell, 61, Maysville
Norman Howell Boswell, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Jefferson, GA, Mr. Boswell was the son of the late John Per ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lee Gaddis, 90, Dahlonega
Fannie Lee Gaddis age 90 of Dahlonega passed away on April 17th, 2017 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gaddis was a native of Lumpkin County and a member of Pleasant Hill ...

Other

Ora Adeline Williams, 88, Westminister, Colorado
Ora Adeline Williams, age 88, of Westminster, Colorado, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Mrs. Williams was born on July 15, 1928, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late Oti ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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