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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 6th, 2017

Dawson

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, Dawsonville
Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 6, 2017. Born August 23, 1941 in Independence, Missouri to the late Almer and Vivian Sheehy, he had lived in Dawson ...

Habersham

Regina Bacon Strait, 74, Clarkesville
Regina Bacon Strait, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 29, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Laura P ...

Hall

Joyce Pandora Thomas, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mrs. Joyce Pandora Thomas of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 , 11:00am @ Living Waters Outreach, Murrayville, Georgia.  Past ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Wharton Hollenback Sr., age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Hollenback was born in Philadelph ...
Betty Childress, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Betty Childress, age 86, of Jefferson passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside Services will be held on Monday ...

Stephens

Lois Simmons Childers, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Simmons Childers, age 91, of Childers Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the home.  A daughter of the late Dewey and Beatrice Pimm ...
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