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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 23rd, 2017

Dawson

Melody Looper Collins, 65, Dawsonville
  Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Born August 27, 1 ...
Gene Lambert, 94, Dawsonville
Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born February 14, 1923 to the late Coker and Willie Mae Lambert in Atlant ...

Gwinnett

Judy Gail Todd “Duckie” Alian, age 65 died Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 at Hamilton Mill ...

Hall

Edward Ronald Autry, 68, Oakwood
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 30, 2017 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Edward Ronald Autry, age 68 of Oakwood. The Rev. Ricky Thrasher will offi ...
Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, Murrayville
  Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, of Murrayville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Sund ...

Jackson

Eleanor Potts Jackson, 90, Jefferson
  Mrs. Eleanor Potts Jackson, age 90, of Jefferson died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late, Fra ...

Lumpkin

Larry 'Dude' Curtis Black, 59, Dahlonega
Larry “Dude” Curtis Black, age 59, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Larry was known for his big smile and joking manner. ...
Sandra Elaine Dixon Day, 63, Dahlonega
Sandra Elaine Dixon Day, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 following a sudden illness. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  Elaine w ...
James Lamar Head, 79, Dahlonega
James Lamar Head, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.   Lamar was born on November 3, 1937 in Dahlonega, GA to the late Elmer and Lucy Gilst ...

Stephens

Mr. Maurice Jackson “Jack” Hemphill, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Lester J. and Ber ...
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