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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 7th, 2018

Dawson

Sharon McKinzie Waldrip, 39, Dawsonville
Sharon McKinzie Waldrip, 39 of Dawsonville, GA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  She was a loving moth ...
Jimmie Ann Hall Chester, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie Ann Hall Chester, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born April 21, 1938 to the late Will and Isabel Hall, sh ...

Forsyth

Tim "Timmydidit" McDonald, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born in 1953, to the late Howard and Maggie McDonald. Tim worked as a carpe ...

Gwinnett

Weldon O. Samples, 88, Buford
Mr. Weldon O. Samples, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Jackie Beshers Samples; parents, Otis and All ...
Tommy Croy, 66, Sugar Hill
Tommy Croy, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Dollar Croy; and parents, Hymon O. Croy and Florine Sweat ...

Habersham

Emory Vance Morris Jr., 92, Mt. Airy
Emory Vance Morris, Jr., age 92, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Mr. Morris was born on October 19, 1925, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

Bennie “Pete” Ray Nash, 89 of Lula passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled to be Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Memorial Park Funeral ...
Bess Sheppard Poole, 94, Gainesville
Bess Sheppard Poole passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on June 4, 1924 to the late Arthur and Florine Sheppard. She spent her growing up years in Wayn ...
Martha Rose Morris, 88, Lula
Martha Rose Morris, age 88 of Lula, GA passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.   She was born on Dec. 2, 1929 in Gillsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Lee an ...
Stella Ann Smith, 70, Clermont
Mrs. Stella Ann Smith, age 70, of Clermont, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services ...
Lynda Truluck Stewart, 78, Gainesville
"Lynda" Anne Truluck Stewart passed away Sunday evening, October 7, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Her son, daughter and granddaughter were with he ...

Jackson

Larry Clay Baxter, 71, Commerce
Mr. Larry Clay Baxter, age 71, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Baxter was born in Commerce to the late Joe Brown ...
Brenda Skelton Franklin, 66, Jefferson
Brenda Skelton Franklin, age 66, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Jennifer Johnson, Jefferson, GA; ...

Lumpkin

Robert Louis "Bob" Carder, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Louis 'Bob" Carder, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Mr. Carder was born June 15, 1934 in Lithonia, GA but had lived most of ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...