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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 13th, 2018

Dawson

Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, Dawsonville
Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 13, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born December 23, 1929 to the late Ebe ...

Forsyth

Jamie Ann Benefield, 37, Cumming
Jamie Ann Benefield, age 37, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. Jamie loved children and they loved her. She adored animals of all kinds. She will always be rememb ...

Gwinnett

“For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Philippians 4:13 Mary Ella Mildred Christopher was born on June ...

Habersham

Katherine Eyles, 58, Cornelia
On February 16, 1960, Katherine Ann was born in Habersham County to Raymond D. and Florelle Peck DeWitt. She arrived with the earliest spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange an ...
George Lee Way, 72, Baldwin
  George Lee Way, age 72, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 from results of cancer. Mr. Way was born on January 26, 1946 in Manning, South Caroli ...
Billy Eugene Frye, Clarkesville
Billy Eugene Frye died peacefully at his Clarkesville home in the presence of his loved ones after a long and happy life.  One of four brothers, he was the son of Ethel Watts ...
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, 68, Clarkesville
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, age 68 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, April 13th, 2018. Born in the Panama Canal on December 20, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John Edw ...

Hall

Anna Volkoff Becnel, 67, Flowery Branch
Anna Volkoff Becnel, age 67 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Anthony G. Becnel. She is sur ...
Cathy Mahaffey, Gainesville
Cathy Mahaffey was born on January 8, 1955 in Gainesville, GA to the deceased mother Mrs. Hazel Buffington and father Clyde (Barbara) Buffington of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Cat ...

Jackson

Peter Radcliff Drake, 75, Braselton
Peter Radcliff Drake, age 75, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.  Mr. Drake was a United States Army veteran.  His hobbies included wood working, in which h ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Garland Bass, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Garland Bass, age 84, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 with his wife and children by his side at his home that he loved in Dahlonega. Douglas was born in Black Cre ...
Dylan Harrison Tuthill, 19, Dahlonega
Dylan Harrison Tuthill 4.30.98 - 4.13.18 Dylan Harrison Tuthill is survived by his Father, Steven Andrew Tuthill, Excelsior, MN, Mother, Anna E. Getz, Dahlonega, GA Sister, Sa ...

Stephens

Ms. Jeanelle Yearwood Wood, age 76, of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital after suffering a stroke. A daughter of the late N.L. and Minnie Lou ...
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.
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