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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 ...

Hall

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 ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86