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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 28th, 2017

Dawson

Dean J. Couch, 90, Dawsonville
Dean J. Couch, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1927 in Dawson County to the late Henr ...
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, Dawsonville
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence. Born September 2, 1931 to the late Roscoe and Beulah Higgins, he had been a resident o ...

Forsyth

James O'Dell Hobbs, 51, Cummimg
James O’Dell Hobbs, 51 of Cumming, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2017.   In Loving Memory James was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and ...

Gwinnett

Carol Jean Hood Bartlett, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, James R. Bartlett. She is sur ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae Welborn Poole entered eternal life on August 28, 2017. Her beautiful spirit is carried on by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grands, one surviving sibling, an ...
Donald A. “Don” Wheatley, Jr., age 46, of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 following a long and courageous battle.   Don was born in Washington, Geo ...

Hall

Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, Gainesville
Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, of Gainesville, has gone to be with the Lord following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ...
Margaret Alene Nix, 82, Gainesville
  Mrs. Margaret Alene Nix, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Henry Monroe Cook, 74, Lula
Mr. Henry Monroe Cook, 74, of Lula, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following a courageous, 16-year battle with cancer.             Henry was bo ...
Mary E. Huddleston passed from this life early Monday morning, August 28, 2017, at the age of 61. Mary was born December 19, 1955 in Gray, GA to the late James and Fannie Mae Sk ...

Jackson

Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in Wilmington, No ...

White

Newton Jackson, 88, Cleveland
Rev. Newton Jackson, Jr., age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Mr. Jackson was born on July 30, 1929, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newton Jac ...
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.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83