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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 15th, 2018

Gwinnett

Mary Steel Landrum, 91, Suwanee
Mary Steel Landrum, of Discovery Village Independent Living, 1220 Satellite Blvd., Suwanee, Ga., died October 15, 2018, from complications of congestive heart failure.  She wa ...
Alfred B. “Al” Burks, age 85 of Buford, GA died Monday, October 15, 2018 after an extended illness. Mr. Burks has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. ...

Habersham

James L. “Jim” Roper III, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Mr. Roper was born on October 20, 1921, in Cornelia, Georgia; a son of t ...

Hall

Barbara Jean Gooch, 72, Lula
Barbara Jean Gooch, 72, of Lula passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2 ...

Jackson

Sandra “Nana” J. Bird, 77, Braselton and formerly of Griffin
Sandra “Nana” J. Bird, age 77, of Braselton and formerly of Griffin, GA passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. She is survived by her daughters Dianne Fenner and husband ...

White

Martha Rae Kimsey, 102, Helen
Martha Rae Kimsey, age 102 of Helen, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018. Mrs. Kimsey was born on July 9, 1916, in Gwinnett County, to the late William Oscar Reese and Matti ...
Elbert "Berlin" Wike, 90, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Elbert "Berlin" Wike, age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia. Mr. Wike passed away on October 16, 2018 at Gateway Health and Rehab ...
'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.