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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 27th, 2018

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Kay Payne Parten, 61, Winder
Kay Payne Parten, age 61, of Winder passed away Monday, August 27, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family ...

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Steve Styles, 80, Dawsonville
Steve Styles, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 24, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health.   Mr. Styles was preceded in death by patern ...

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Sherry LaVerne Keys Adams, 49, of Cumming passed away Monday, August 27, 2018.  Sherry was a loving mother, Mimi; daughter, sister, and aunt. She was known for being a fighter ...

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Leila Wilbanks McDowell, age 71 of Baldwin, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018. Born in Commerce, Georgia on April 20, 1947 to the late Telford and Elizabeth Ostine Smith Wi ...

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Gid Corman Bell, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday August 29, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Gid Corman Bell, age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. Clack Stubbs will o ...
Heather Turner, 37, Gainesville
Heather Turner, MS, LPC, age 37 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018. Heather was born on May 12, 1981 in Gainesville, Georgia. She was the sweetest, kindest and mos ...
Etta Marie Lewis, 68, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday August 31, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Etta Marie Lewis, age 68 of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Wahoo ...
Patrick Wayne Partlow, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Patrick Wayne Partlow age 43 of Gainesville passed away on Monday August 27, 2018 following a sudden illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday August 30, 2018 a ...

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Robin Carol Gill, 59, Ellijay
Robin Carol Gill, age 59 of Ellijay, GA, died suddenly Monday, August 27, 2018. Ms. Gill has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 P ...
'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.