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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31st, 2018

Gwinnett

James Donald Fields, 77, Suwanee
James Donald Fields, age 77, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Fields and Louise Fleenor. Mr. Fields is survived by ...

Habersham

Sara Juanita Smith Melton, age 57, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. Ms. Melton was born on April 19, 1961, in Augusta, Georgia. She was preceded in deat ...

Hall

Loyd Cecil Martin, Gainesville
The family of Loyd Cecil Martin mournfully announce the death of our beloved father, Cecil. Cecil was a member of North Hall High School's first graduating class of 1958 and ...
Karen Anglin Raper, 62, Gainesville
Karen Anglin Raper, 62, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...

Lumpkin

Jared Daniel Attaway, 27, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Jared Daniel Attaway, age 27, of Dahlonega announces his passing on August 31, 2018. Jared was born in Atlanta on November 28, 1990. ...
Joseph Dewayne Swafford, 47, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Dewayne Swafford, age 47, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahloneg ...
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...