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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 ...

Stephens

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 ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.