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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 ...
Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89
Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L
Bill Ensley, coach who revitalized UNG basketball program, dies at 84
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 for the man who is credited with reviving the basektball program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84
Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi dies
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi has died at the age of 73 following a long illness.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103
Former NASCAR, IndyCar racer John Andretti passes away
Veteran race car driver John Andretti passed away on Thursday at the age of 56. Andretti, the nephew of Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, was diagnosed in 2017 with colon cancer.
'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85
A longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates, has died