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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 ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T