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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 11th, 2017

Dawson

Charlene Bruce Adams, 84, Dawsonville
Charlene Bruce Adams, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 11, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born November 5, 1932 in Forsyth County to t ...
Judy Ann Keaton, 69, Dawsonville
Judy Ann Keaton, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 11, 2017 following a sudden illness.  Born January 4, 1948 to the late Stanley and Elizabeth Kordenbrock, Judy ...

Forsyth

Freddie Mae Ward, 75, Cumming
Freddie Mae Ward, age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. Freddie was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. While attending County Line Bap ...

Habersham

Carolyn Bellew Hallford, 85, Demorest
Carolyn Bellew Hallford, age 85 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Bentley Assisted Living at Northminster in Jefferson following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Mrs. Patricia Dorothy Holland Odell, 68 of Oakwood died Friday August 11, 2017 at her residence. Born in Dahlonega, Mrs. Odell had lived in Hall County for most of her life.&nbs ...
Ruby Lucille Trail, 92, Gainesville
  Mrs. Ruby Lucille Trail, 92, of Gainesville, passed away August 11, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Au ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Willie Louise Crawford Crocker, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia entered into rest Friday, August 11, 2017.  Mrs. Crocker was born i ...
Bobby Ray Lee, 72, Braselton
Bobby Ray Lee, age 72, of Braselton passed away Friday, August 11, 2017.  Those that knew Bobby, know that he was a  Snapper lawnmower man.  He loved cutting grass, ...
Miriam Ross Pair, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Miriam Ross Pair, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 11, 2017.  Ms. Pair was born in Elberton, Geo ...

Lumpkin

Leona Blackwell Anderson, 84, Dahlonega
Mrs. Leona Blackwell Anderson, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017.   Mrs. Anderson was a native and lifetime resident of Lumpkin County. She was ...
'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.