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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 27th, 2017

Banks

Melodee Jordan Hall, 68, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Melodee Jordan Hall, age 68 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hall was born in Commerce ...

Dawson

Doris McBrayer Smith, 78, Dawsonville
Doris McBrayer Smith, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Doris was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was an active member until her stroke in 20 ...

Forsyth

Debra Lee Mathison, 61, Cumming
Debra Lee Mathison, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA.  She was a loving sister and aunt that loved to ma ...

Gwinnett

Elaine Tonya Ester, 67, Sugar Hill
Elaine Tonya Ester, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Essence Ester, Sugar Hill, GA; and three grandchildren. Ms. E ...
Linda Wilkes, 76, Buford
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Wilkes, age 76, of Buford, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Wilkes was born in Commerce, Georgia, a daughter to ...
U.S. Veteran and Marine Gerrell Bruce, age 78 passed away on August 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou, father, Elbert, and sister, Lounell. He is surviv ...
Maria Elena Lopez, 20, Buford
Maria Elena Lopez, age 20, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her brother, Sergio Lopez, Jr. She is survived by her parents, Sergio ...

Habersham

Ashley Gosnell Lovell Scott, 33, Clarkesville
Ashley Gosnell Lovell Scott, age 33 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Habersham County on December 16, 1983, she was a daughter of the late Victor Br ...

Hall

Betty Ann Foster Martin, 67, Gainesville
Betty Ann Foster Martin, age 67, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Betty was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.  She moved to Georgia ...
Richard B. Ogle, Sr, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Richard B. Ogle, Sr., age 69, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence, following an extended illness, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services ...

Jackson

Evalene Love Major, 77, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Evalene Love Major, age 77, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Major was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a ...
Virginia Ruth Vinson, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Ruth Vinson, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Vinson was born in Thomasville, ...
'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.