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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 29th, 2018

Habersham

Sudie Dover, 103, Clarkesville
Sudie Dover, age 103, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  Ms. Dover was born on July 27, 1915, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Rev ...
Bennie Joseph 'Joey' Smith, 54, Clarkesville
Bennie Joseph “Joey” Smith, age 54, of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi on December 27, 1963, he was a son of ...

Jackson

John Ed Guyton, 90, Pendergrass
John Ed Guyton, 90, of Pendergrass passed away on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at Kindred Hospice in Athens. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 20 ...

Lumpkin

John Avery Grizzle, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. John Avery Grizzle, age 85 of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his residence. Born August 21, 1933, in Lumpkin County to parents Grayson and Louise To ...
'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.