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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 8th, 2018

Dawson

Billy A. Wise, 75, Dawsonville
Billy A. Wise, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 8, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 29, 1943 in Hemingway, South Carolina to ...

Forsyth

Sandra Ann "Sandy" Hames, 65, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Survivors include her husband, Scott Hames of Cumming; daughter,  Amanda Bennett of ...

Habersham

Fred Watkins, 88, Mt. Airy
Fred Watkins, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, October 8, 2018, following an extended illness.f Mr. Watkins was born on September 20, 1930, in ...

Hall

Carla McNair Claymore, 75, Gainesville
Carla McNair Claymore, 75 of Gainesville passed away at dawn on Monday October 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was an Angelina born on November 18, 1942, to Captain, later Co ...
Keith Pattillo, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Pattillo, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. The family will receive friends 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Memorial ...

Jackson

Martha Louise Hale Duke, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Louise Hale Duke, age 100 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, October 8, 2018.  Mrs. Duke was born in Jac ...
Mary Lee Martin Hise, 86, Jefferson formerly of LaFayette, Ga.
Mary Lee Martin Hise, age 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Monday, October 8th   in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013 A native of Wal ...

Other

Rev. Alton Burrell, 71, Carnesville
Funeral services for Reverend Alton Burrell, age 71 of Carnesville will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Whitlock and Re ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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