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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 26th, 2018

Dawson

Mary M. Maher, 73, Dawsonville
  Mary M. Maher, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 26, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 11, 1945 in New York, Mary had ...

Forsyth

Diane Jackson, 65, Cumming
Diane Jackson, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mrs. Jackson was a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. She spent many yea ...
Betty Padgett Payne, 80, Cumming
Betty Padgett Payne, age 80, of Cumming passed away Thursday, July 26,2018. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Payne; h ...

Gwinnett

James “Jimmy” Stewart, 73, Sugar Hill
James “Jimmy” Stewart, age 73, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Margie Ann Burch Stewart, Sugar Hill, G ...

Habersham

Freda Ivester Sanders Whitner, 84, Clarkesville
Freda Ivester Sanders Whitner, age 84 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on March 1, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Art ...
William Newell Cook, Sr., 89, Clarkesville
William Newell Cook, Sr., age 89 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born in Fulton County, Georgia on December 24, 1928, he was a son of the late William L ...

Hall

William Howell Hudson, 81, Gainesville
William Howell Hudson of Columbus, affectionately known as Bill, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2018 surrounded by loved ones.  Mr. Hudson, was the son of the late Benjami ...

Jackson

Donald Holcomb, 63, Hoschton
Donald Holcomb, age 63, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. He worked at Jackson County Rescue, West Jackson Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years, and he enjoyed ...
Annie Ruth Snelling, 97, Commerce
Ms. Annie Ruth Snelling, 97, of Commerce, Georgia died July 26, 2018.  Ms. Snelling was born in Tignall, GA on October 8, 1920.  She was preceded in death by her parents, ...

Other

Joan B. Cochran, 75, Alpharetta
Joan B. Cochran, 75, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.  A native of Fulton County, Joan was a travel agent for over 30 years. She was a devoted wife, mot ...

Stephens

Robert Lewis Thompson, 64, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Lewis Thompson age 64 of Pine Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday July 26, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late James and Gladys Burton Thompson, he was born Sept ...
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