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Local Obits for Fri. May 5th, 2017

Banks

Carl Jacob Hiller, 76, Commerce
Mr. Carl Jacob Hiller, age 76 of Commerce died Friday May 5, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hiller was born in Lebanon Township, PA to the late, Elwin and Loretta Cook Hiller. Mr. Hill ...

Forsyth

Willie Eugene (Gene) Roper, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. He was of the Holiness Faith and a member of Lighthouse for Jesus Church. He was inducted into the ...

Habersham

Denis Joseph Van Orman, Jr., 46, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Altoona, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 5th, 2017.  Born in Altoona, PA on July 16th, 1970, he was the ...

Hall

Shirley Ann Clark Knight, 54, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Clark-Knight known to most as (Auntie)was born in Winder, GA May 21, 1960 to the late Howard Watson Jr and Christine Pope.  As an infant she was moved to Gainesvil ...
James Edward Randolph, age 70, affectionately known as "Papoose" was born April 16, 1947 to the late Mr. Willie Gene Randolph and Dora Randolph. He departed this life Fri ...

Jackson

Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., 81, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 5, 2017.  Mr. Jacobs was born in Plano, Te ...

Lumpkin

Ruth Naomi Dingus, 87, Dahlonega, formerly of Kingsport, TN
Ruth Naomi Dingus age 87 of Dahlonega; formally of Kingsport TN passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  Ruth was born on June 11th, 1929 in Sne ...
'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.