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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 30th, 2018

Gwinnett

Freddie Powell Long, 63, Buford
Freddie Powell Long, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, Robert O. Long and Louise O’Kelley Long. Mr. Long is su ...

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Amanda Faye Martin, 32, Gainesville
Amanda Faye Martin, 32, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5 ...
Geraldine Moore, 73, Flowery Branch
Geraldine Moore, 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday August 30, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born July 12, 1945 to the late Virgil and El ...
Betty June Phillips, 92, Gainesville
Betty June Phillips, 92 of Gainesville GA, died August 30, 2018.  Betty (June) lived at Smokey Springs, an independent living facility in Gainesville.  Born October 17, 1 ...
Ouida Jones Strickland, 82, Flowery Branch
 Mrs. Ouida Jones Strickland, age 82, of Flowery Branch, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. ...
William Larry Waters, 69, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for William Larry Waters, age 69 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bryan Smith wi ...

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Rita Lane Dyer, 49, Eatonton
Rita Lane Dyer, age 49, of Eatonton passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ronald&nbs ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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