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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 30th, 2018

Dawson

Burnett “Barry” Watkins, 83, Dawsonville
Burnett “Barry” Watkins, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 30, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born June 29, 1935 to ...
Cecil Lyman Bennett, 79, Dawsonville
Cecil Lyman Bennett, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 30, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 15, 1939 to the late Laina Bennett and Gladys Je ...

Gwinnett

Jerry Edwards, Jr, 52, Buford
Jerry Edwards, Jr, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, July 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, Jerry and Donna Ruth Edwards, and his partner of twenty-six years, ...
Ralph “Skip” Edward Maynard, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, July 30, 2018. He was preceded in death in 2102 by parents, Ralph and Lois Moon Maynard. Mr. Mayn ...
Linda Ann MacKinnon, 70, Lawrenceville
Linda Ann MacKinnon, age 70, of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, July 27, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Hall

Viola Harrison Peppers, 85, Lexington, SC, formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Viola Harrison Peppers, 85, of Lexington, SC, formerly of Gainesville passed away peacefully with her loving daughter by her side on Monday, July 30, 2018 following an extende ...
Dwayne Hubert Ferguson, 73, Gainesville
          Dwayne Hubert Ferguson, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center havin ...
Our precious Mother Gwynola "Gwen" Rail McIntyre Gowder age 77 of Clermont went home to be with The Lord Monday July 30, 2018. She passed peacefully at the home of her s ...

Jackson

Marvin Dwayne Poole, 81, Commerce
Mr. Marvin Dwayne Poole, age 81 of Commerce died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Comer Health & Rehab Center.  Mr. Poole was born in Toccoa to the late, William French and Lois E ...
'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.