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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 2nd, 2017

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John Maylon Daniel, 73, Winder
John Maylon Daniel, age 73, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Mr. Daniel was a truck driver all of his life and was employed with Southeast Culvert.  He was a ...

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Linda Dianne Newsom, 69, Cumming
Linda Dianne Newsom is a name that will always exemplify what it means to be a true Southern lady. She innately balanced being warm, loving and supportive with the refreshing confi ...
Barbara Ann Babcok, 64, Cumming
Barbara Ann Babcok 64, of Cumming Ga. passed away on July 2, 2017.    Funeral services will be at 10am on July 8th, 2017 at Carey Hand Funeral Home in Orlando, ...
Marie Ayash Cumbie, 88, Cumming
Marie Ayash Cumbie, 88, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  A member of Antioch Baptist Church and a  lifelong witness for the Lord, she is preceded in death by ...

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Christopher Hayward Broome, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher Hayward Broome, 47, of Gainesville, passed away July 2, 2017. Funeral services are planned for Thursday July 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...
Marcus Monroe Chambers, 83, Flowery Branch
Marcus Monroe Chambers, Sr., age 83 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Interment cremation. No arrangements have been made at this time. Lawson Funeral Home, ...
Betty Lee Semon, 83, Murrayville
Betty Lee Semon, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, ...

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Elizabeth McDaniel Forrester, age 88, of Canton, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Samuel For ...
Robbie Lee Ayers Osborne, 78, Carnesville
Robbie Lee Ayers Osborne, age 78, of Carnesville, GA died Sunday, July 02, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Osborne was born in Homer to the late Robert and Maggie Ward Ayers.  She ...

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Willie Wendell Smith, 59, Toccoa
Willie Wendell Smith, age 59, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Wendell was born in Stephens County.  He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard an ...

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N.U. Turpen Jr., 90, Cleveland
  N.U. Turpen, Jr., age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 02, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an exten ...
'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.