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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 27th, 2018

Dawson

Denise Williams, 54, Dawsonville
Denise Williams, 54, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 27, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 18, 1964, Denise was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Roger J. Deems, 57, Buford
Roger J. Deems, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, James Deems. Mr. Deems is survived by daughters, Jammie Deem ...
Larry Watkins, 69, Auburn
Larry “ Papa Jack”  Watkins, age 69, of Auburn, GA  passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.  He was proceded in death by his wife of forty-four years, ...

Habersham

Roy Junior Thomas, 75, Alto
Roy Junior Thomas, age 75, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 following a brief battle with lung cancer. Mr. Thomas was born on June 23, 1943 to the la ...

Hall

Roger Lee Cole, 65, Gainesville
Roger Lee Cole, 65, of Gainesville passed away September 27, 2018 following a truck accident. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the Cha ...
Edith M. Williams, 96, Gainesville, formerly of Roswell
Edith M. Williams of Gainesville, formerly of Roswell, GA, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away on September 27, 2018, at the age of 96.  ...
George Cochran, 90, Murrayville
George W. Cochran, 90 of Murrayville, Ga. passed away Thursday September 27, 2018 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home following a recent illness. Mr. Cochran was born in Hall County ...

Other

Ruby Lee Patterson, 84, Jackson
Ruby Lee Patterson, 84, of Jackson, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Ruby retired from the Clayton County (GA) Police Department and then was the Secretary at Hig ...
Mrs. Wilmatine English Smith, age 88 of Atlanta, GA, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Dekalb Medical Center. A daughter of the late Raleigh and Nannie Hooper Engl ...

White

Deborah Eloise McCarty, 59, Cleveland
Deborah Eloise McCarty, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Mrs. McCarty was born on April 6, 1959, in Cumming, GA, to the late Norman and Ruth Cal ...
Phillip Gary Adams, 56, Cleveland
Phillip Gary Adams, age 56 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Mr. Adams was born on March 22, 1962, in Jasper, Georgia, to Gary Claude Adams and the late ...
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...