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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Charles Edward Woody, 83, Dawsonville
Charles Edward Woody, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Friday September 22, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born September 12, 1934 in Hall County to ...

Forsyth

Egbert Earl Bennett, 72, Cumming
Egbert Earl Bennett, 72, of Cumming passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.  A boat mechanic for many years, he enjoyed his career.  He is preceded in death by a son, Ken ...
Maria Martins, 84, Cumming
Maria Martins, 84, of Cumming passed away Thursday September 21, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 18, 1933, Maria had been a resident o ...

Hall

Christine Washington, 51, Gainesville
Christine Washington age 51 of Gainesville, GA passed away on September 22, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church. Vis ...
Jesus Garcia, 36, Gainesville
    Mr. Jesus Garcia, 36, of Gainesville passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 in the ...
Ruby “Hilda" Latty, 64, Gainesville
Ruby “Hilda” Latty, age 64, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Ms. Latty was born on March 18, 1953 in Gainesville, Georgi ...
Annie M. Patterson, 73, Buford
Mrs. Annie M. Patterson, age 73, of Buford passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Emory Hospital, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Septem ...
Jake Sanders, 68, Flowery branch
Mr. Jake Sanders, 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday. September 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Wednesday, ...

Lumpkin

George Gilbert Stinson, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. George Gilbert Stinson, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. George was born in Gainesville, GA on June 6, 1964 to the late Benny L. and Lissie Guyt ...

Other

Bobby Lamar Townley, 59, Elberton
Bobby Lamar Townley, age 59 , of Elberton, GA, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fratus and Helen Townley; wife, Deborah Miller Tow ...
'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.