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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 ...
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...