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Obituary Archive
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 ...
'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.