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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 28th, 2018

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Troy Randall Spinks, 72, Winder
Troy Randall Spinks, age 72, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawson funeralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Gene William Robinson, 80, Gainesville
Gene William Robinson, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a ...
Mildred V. Smith, 80, Flowery Branch
Mildred V. Smith, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...
Roger R van Rekom, 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly Gainesville
Roger R van Rekom, 85, of Crossville TN formerly of Gainesville passed away June 30, 2018. Having donated his body to Meharry Medical College, a Private Memorial service will be ...

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Mary F. Carter, 60, Jefferson
Mary F. Carter, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. Survivors include her husband Charles Carter; son Junior Carter and wife Tanuly and children Brooklynn and ...
Memorial services for Dianne Bohannon Shelton, age 67 of Talmo will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Shelton officiating. ...

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Frank Herbert North, 89, Canton
Frank Herbert North, 89, of Canton passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. A member of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Mr. Nor ...
'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.