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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 17th, 2018

Banks

Roy “Lamar” Galloway, Jr., age 79, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from an extended illness. Mr. Galloway was born on December 3, 1938 ...

Forsyth

Harold Emory Major, 84, Cumming
Harold Emory Major, 84, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  A Forsyth County native, Harold retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Civil E ...

Gwinnett

Ana Rosa Vasquez, 90, Buford
Ana Rosa Vasquez, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis E. Vasquez.  Mrs. Vasquez is survived by childr ...

Habersham

Linda Chambers Hughes, 71, Mt. Airy
Linda Chambers Hughes, age 71 of Mount Airy, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 3, 1947, she was the daughter of the late L ...
Coach Bruce Lewallen, 75, Clarkesville
Coach Bruce Lewallen, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Adger ...
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams, 84, Turnerville
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams age 84 of Turnerville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1933, she was a daughter of the late S ...

Hall

Christine Saunders London, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Saunders London age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Vis ...
James K Strickland, 80, Gainesville
James K Strickland James K. was born June 10th, 1937 at his family home in Merriweather County, Georgia.  He graduated high school in 1955 and attended Berry College where ...

Other

Alan Jonathan Wimpy, 54, Palmetto, FL
Alan Jonathan Wimpy “Jon” of Palmetto, FL, passed away on his 54th birthday, January 17, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Florida. Jon was the owner of Appalachian ...

Stephens

Olin Garrison, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Olin Garrison, age 91 of 202 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the home of his son. A son of the late Tom C. and Rethy Murray Garri ...

White

Harold Roberts Jr., 73, Cleveland
Harold Roberts, Jr., age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born on March 25 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late ...
'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.