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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 17th, 2018

Dawson

Dwight Townley, 60, Oxford, Ga.
Dwight Townley of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the age of 60. Whether at his job or working on the farm, Dwight took pride in being a hard worker. In 2012, t ...

Forsyth

Robert Albritton, 60, Cumming
Robert Albritton, age 60, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mr. Albritton is survived by son Travis Albritton; granddaughter Alana; Vincie Albritton; ...

Habersham

Eula Lee Maney Mann, 72, Demorest
  Eula Lee Maney Mann, age 72 of Demorest, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on February 7, 1946, she was a daughter of the la ...

Hall

William “Ryan” Watson, 27, Gainesville
William “Ryan” Watson, age 27, of Gainesville, GA ran into Jesus’ arms surrounded by his parents, Kevin and Louise Watson, family and friends at NEGMC suddenly of ...
Tracy Earnhart, 47, Gainesville
Tracy Earnhart, 47, Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday October 17, 2018.  Tracy was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church in Gainesv ...

Lumpkin

Austin Mark Burke, 20, Dahlonega
Austin Mark Burke, 20, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday October 17, 2018. Austin was born January 5, 1998.  A native of Sautee, GA, he had lived in Lumpkin County fo ...

Stephens

Mr. Donald William Holbrooks, age 83 of Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Thomas Billy Holb ...

White

Penelope “Penny” Eckenboy, 77, Sautee Nacoochee
Penelope “Penny” Eckenboy, age 77 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mrs. Eckenboy was born September 2, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late R ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88