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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Banks

Lester Marvin “Red” Smith, age 85 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his residence. Born on May 28, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter Smith and ...

Hall

Mary Rose Lowry, 91, Gainesville
Mary Rose Lowry, 91, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 11 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memoria ...

Jackson

Gigi Murphy, Commerce
Gigi Murphy passed away on Tuesday, December 11th. She was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on February 16, 1961 to Bill and Anne McClure. She graduated from Oglethorpe Uni ...

Lumpkin

Janett Shreffler, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janett Shreffler, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Mrs. Shreffler was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on Ja ...

Rabun

“Reba” Rebecca Parker Speed, age 89, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on December 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Reba was born the daughter of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Lee Jordan Thomason, age 93 of Brookstone Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Albert Barton Jordan and Mary M ...
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.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83