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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 29th, 2017

Gwinnett

Thomas Lee “Tom” Smith, age 72, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 29, 2017. Mr. Smith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Tom is ...

Habersham

Anne Lunsford, age 84, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.   Anne was born in Stephens County on December 12, 1932.  She was the last surviving child of the lat ...

Hall

Evelyn Agnes Grier, 73, Gainesville
Evelyn Agnes Mimbs-Grier, 73, of Gainesville, peacefully joined her heavenly family on September 29, 2017.  Evelyn was born on July 7, 1944 in Blytheville, AR., to the late Wi ...
Wilbern Furman (Bo) Strickland, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Wilbern Furman “Bo” Strickland, age 85, of Flowery Branch died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Heritage Hospice of Marietta.  Mr. Strickland was born in Athens ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Crumley, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Crumley, age 62, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahl ...
Mr. Douglas “Doug” Charles Crumley, age 62, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.  Doug was born in Hall County on December 5, 1954 to the late ...
Hershel Darrell Mooney, 88, Dahlonega
Mr. Hershel Darrell Mooney, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, September 29, 2017. Mr. Mooney was a native and lifetime resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on ...

Stephens

Thomas Russell Yow Williams, Sr., Martin, Georgia, passed away on September 29, 2017. He was 83 years old. Tom was born in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 1934, to Copeland ...

White

William Nelms Jr., 71, Cleveland
William Jr. Nelms age 71 of Cleveland passed away Friday September 29, 2017. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Jean Pardue, 84, Cleveland
Funeral services for, Jean  Pardue age 84 of Cleveland will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday October 1, 2017 in Trinity United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the chur ...
'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.