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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 17th, 2017

Dawson

James Earl Bolton, 58, Dawsonville
James Earl Bolton, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1959 to the late M ...

Gwinnett

Doris Louise Persall, 72, Lawrenceville
Doris Louise Persall, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Persall; parents, James Powell and Ruby ...

Hall

Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, 71, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Cooper was born in ...
Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, of Gainesville.  The Rev.  Earl ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...