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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 3rd, 2018

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Mary JoAnn Gavin Howe, 83, Winder
Mary JoAnn Gavin Howe, age 83, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. She loved weekend traveling with her husband, sewing, crafts, and gardening. She worked at Birnbrey, ...

Dawson

Bobby E. "Bob" Dills, 83, Dawsonville
Bobby E. “Bob” Dills, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February ...

Habersham

Verna Mae Kilby Smith, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Verna Mae Kilby Smith, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August, 8, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Dr. Craig Ward, Rev. Tomm ...
Phanhom Athakhanh, 98, Cornelia
Phanhom Athakhanh, age 98, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Mr. Athakhanh was born on August 8, 1919 in Amnath, Thailand. He was preceded in death b ...

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Marie Hughes McDowell, 85, Gainesville
Marie Hughes McDowell was born in New Castle, Virginia on October 25, 1932. Her early family life included residence in several small Southwestern Virginia towns where she attended ...
Merle “Gannie” Pinson Gaines passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Cora Pinson, and her husband Lewis Ga ...
Forrest L. Harris, 70, Gainesville
    Forrest L. Harris age 70 of Gainesville, GA , proud U.S. Army Veteran who served  during the Vietnam War.     Forrest was preceded in ...
Justin Pressley, 46, Gainesville
Justin Pressley, 46 of Gainesville passed away Friday August 3, 2018 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Justin had worked for 10 years in the banking indust ...

Jackson

William Buffington, 74, Commerce
William Buffington age 74 of Commerce died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Oak View Nursing Home.  Mr. Buffington was born in Grayson to the late, Horace and Louell Buffington.  ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Phyllis Marlene Turpin, age 70, of Talmo, who passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018. Mrs. Turpin was born in Wileyville, West Virgini ...

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Corporal Terrell J. Fuller:   Hometown Hero-Toccoa, Georgia United States Army Corporal Terrell J. Fuller, reported missing in South Korea on February 12, 1951, and ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...