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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 ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died