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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Gwinnett

Thelma Ruth Prescott, 91, Lawrenceville
Thelma Ruth Prescott, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 21, 2018. Formally of Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Laster Raymond ...

Habersham

Amos Ralph Brewster, 84, Mount Airy
Amos Ralph Brewster, age 84, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. Mr. Brewster was born on August 16, 1934 in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Raleigh ...

Hall

Barnie Andrew Parks, 91, Gainesville
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Barnie Andrew Parks, age 91, of Gainesville, who passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. To share a memory of Mr. P ...

Jackson

Joseph Woody Gaither, 85, Nicholson
Joseph Woody Gaither, age 85 of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Sept. 28, 1932 in Lanett, AL he was the son of the late Rain ...

Other

Huong Giang ( Sheila) Phan, Age 67, of Columbus, GA, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born in 1951 in Vietnam, to the late An Binh Phan and Ly Thi Ta. Huong loved co ...

Rabun

Mildred Stewart Whittaker, 75, Rabun Gap
  Mildred Stewart Whittaker, 75, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sept. 21, 2018. The family will receive visitors on Monday, Sept. 24 at Beck Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

Stephens

Virginia Kesler, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Virginia Kesler age 87 of 1071 Jordan Road, Toccoa passed away Friday September 21, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. A daughter of the late Verne ...
'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
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.