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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 20th, 2018

Dawson

George William Brookshire, 86, Dawsonville
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) George William Brookshire, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 28, 1931 in Hoschton, ...

Gwinnett

Lula E. Smith, 90, Buford
Mrs. Lula E. Smith, age 90, of Buford passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare in Buford. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Memor ...

Habersham

Holly Goguen, 44, Clarkesville
Holly Goguen, age 44, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Ma ...

Hall

Eugene “Gene” Jackson Clark, age 93, of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Gene was born February 11, 1925 in Habersham County to the late John Norr ...
Dorothy 'Dotsy' B. Coffey, 66, Flowery Branch
Dorothy “Dotsy” B. Coffey, 66, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grady Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar ...
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79, Gainesville
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Ms. Gilmer was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ora White Howell.  She serve ...
Betty Ann Upchurch, 88, Gainesville
Betty Ann Upchurch, age 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 20, 2018. The family will have visitation Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 until 11:30 am at McDonald and S ...
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. ] He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Echols; parents, Willie and Mildr ...

Jackson

Bill F. Williamson, 83, Commerce
Mr. Bill F. Williamson, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Williamson was born in Jefferson to the late Gladys Gloson Mauldin.  H ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Simpson, Sr, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Simpson, Sr., age 87 of Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simps ...
'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.