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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 18th, 2017

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John Thomas Patterson, 69, Auburn
Mr. John Thomas Patterson, age 69, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, Georgia. Born May 31, 1947 in Augusta, Georgia t ...

Dawson

Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, Dawsonville
Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 7, 1940 in Pickens County to the ...

Forsyth

Bobby Gene Buice, Jr, 55, Cumming
Bobby Gene Buice, Jr., age 55, of Cumming,GA, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherin ...
Francis Thomas Farran Jr., 84 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

Hall

Viola Ellen Bates, 96, Lula
Mrs. Viola Ellen Bates, 96, of Lula, died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Viola was the daughter of the late John and Mary Octavia Jenkins Bau ...
Floyd David Bogle, 93, Gainesville
Floyd David Bogle, 93 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Funeral Hom ...
Michael J. Danckert, 57, Gainesville
Michael J. Danckert, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Michael was born in Marlborough, MA, raised in Northborough, MA, and received his Bachelor o ...
Alicia Velasquez Torres, 24, Gainesville
Alicia Velazquez Torres, 24 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

Jackson

Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, Hoschton
Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, of Hoschton, passed away April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 24, 20 ...

Lumpkin

Verlyn Dean Head, 74, Dahlonega
Verlyn Dean Head, 74, of Dahlonega passed away on April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical center following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul ...
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