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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 15th, 2017

Banks

Bruce Peyton, 85, Hollingsworth Community
Bruce Peyton, age 85 of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born ...

Dawson

James “Jay” Horace Morgan, Jr., 65, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence following a long battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in A ...

Forsyth

Barbar Avery, 82, Cumming
Barbara Avery, 82, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Runt) Avery, and a daughter, Rhonda Tallant. Survivors ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen Frances Lynch, age 66, of Buford passed away Tueday, August 15, 2017. Survivors include her Waterstone Family.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...

Hall

William Merkey, 70, Gainesville
William Merkey, 70 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Timothy Karl “Tim” Pinnell, Jr., age 26, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and was loved by everyon ...
Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, Clayton formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on August 15, 2017 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Mr. Paul Junior “Pop” Brock, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Brock was born in Nicholson to the late Calvin and Hatti ...
Sandra Glover Walker, 74, Pendergrass
Sandra Glover Walker, age 74, of Pendergrass passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 while in Hospice at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville, The family will have a visitation 6 ...

Lumpkin

Helen Leah Buchanan, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Leah Buchanan, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away at her home with her daughters on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Butler, PA on November 6, 1924 ...
Kimberly Palmer, 53, Dahlonega
Ms. Kim Palmer, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Kim was born, in Lumpkin County, on March 2, 1964 to the late Eulis and Myrtice Powers Palmer.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Willie Jean Rumsey Wilbanks, age 77 of 185 Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela Mae Murray Rums ...
'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.