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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

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Phillip “Phil” Benjamin Escover, 59, of Winder passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton after a short two month battle wit ...
Emanuel Lee Jordan, 30, Bethlehem
Emanuel Lee Jordan, age 30, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hosch ...
Sadie Flanigan, 95, Winder
Sadie Evelyn Flanigan, age 95 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral ...

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Mary Anne McKelvey Willett, formerly of Rome, NY, passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2019.  She was born July 30, 1953 to Jeanette and Eugene "Tully&q ...

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Jeffrey Allen Whitecotton, 36, Clarkesville
Jeffrey Allen Whitecotton, age 36 of Clarkesville passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Born in Smyrna, GA on June 9, 2019, Jeff was the son of Brad and Dani Whitecotton.&nb ...

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Donald Jerry Guest, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Jerry Guest age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Memorial ser ...
Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Reed, 88, Gainesville
 Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Reed, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.            ...

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Billy Charles Nix, 87, Commerce
Mr. Billy Charles Nix, age 87, of Commerce died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at his daughter’s residence.  Mr. Nix was born in Arcade to the late, Charles Wofford and Lilli ...
Lela Wiliams, 84, Jefferson
Lela Mae Jolley Wiliams, age 84, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home ...

Lumpkin

David Scoggins, 74, Dahlonega
David Felton Scoggins, Jr. 74 of Dahlonega, Ga passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at Northeast Medical Center. David was preceded in death by his parents David and Catherin ...

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Robert Lawrence Farmer, 79, Danielsville
Mr. Robert Lawrence Farmer, age 79, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Farmer was born in Atlanta to the late Lawrence and Lucille Maddo ...
'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.