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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 24th, 2018

Forsyth

Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, Cumming
Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 24, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm at the McDonald and Son Funera ...

Gwinnett

Robert Tinsley Catron Jr., age 83, passed away in his sleep at his home in Buford, GA March 24, 2018. Bobby was born in Atlanta,  Ga. in 1934. He was the son of the late Ro ...
Sperjohn Hudson, 72, Suwanee
Sperjohn Hudson, age 72 of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Saturday, March 24, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the First Pentecostal Church o ...
Shirley Prince Wiley, 71, Buford
Shirley Prince Wiley, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, William “Randy” Wiley ...
Jor Ryder, 85, Buford
Joe Ryder, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-six years, Barbara Banks Ryder; son, Michael Ryder; daug ...
Patricia Sacks, 79, Norcross
  Patricia Sacks, age 79, of Norcross, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Amaline Riley; and son, Michael Sack ...

Habersham

Thomas Gerald Goodwin, 82, Clarkesville
Thomas Gerald Goodwin, age 82 of Clarkesville, Georgia and formerly of Niceville, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Niceville, Florida on February 03, 19 ...

Hall

Frank Ayers, 82, Lula
Mr. Frank Ayers, 82, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, ...
Mary Nell Carder, 86, Gainesville
Mary Nell Carder 86 of Murrayville Georgia passed away Saturday March 24 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday March 27 at the Murrayville Congregational Holiness ...
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, 72, Gainesville
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, age 72, of Gainesville went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...

Lumpkin

Walter Gary Ravan, 72, Dahlonega
Walter Gary Ravan, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on March 24, 2018 following an extended illness.  Gary was a long time resident of Lumpkin County. Gary is preceded in d ...

Other

Lester Meeks, 81, Smyrna
Lester Meeks, ago 81 of Smyrna, passed away on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on March 28, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Rev. Ralph Smith ...

Stephens

Fred Jackson Murray, 99, Toccoa
Mr. Fred Jackson Murray age 99 of Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Saturday March 24, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Luther Jackson Murray and Lela Whitfield ...
'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.