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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 30th, 2019

Habersham

Jerry Ramey, 63, Cornelia
Jerry Earl Ramey, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Mr. Ramey was born on January 25, 1956 in Habersham County, Georgia. He was preceded i ...

Hall

Jeffrey Lamar Knight, 54, Gillsville
Mr. Jeffrey Lamar Knight, age 54 of Gillsville, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.       F ...
Helen Jocelyn Shockley, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Jocelyn Shockley age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at Emory Decatur Hospital in Decatur, Ga following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...
Damien Arnold Turpin, born February 27, 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away October 30, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Heather Casey Turpin and 2 children ...
James Harry Baird, 74, Flowery Branch
James Harry Baird, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:00 PM at Lawson Funeral Home Ch ...
David Wallace Basco, 62, Gainesville
David Wallace Basco, age 62, of Gainesville, GA. Died Thursday, October 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Gainesville First United Methodist Chu ...
Kent F. Morgan, 62, Gillsville
Kent F. Morgan age 62 of Gillsville passed away Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019 at his residence after suffering with congestive heart failure. Kent was born November 14, 1956 in Commer ...

Jackson

Charles Eugene Smith, 60, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Eugene Smith, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  Mr. Smith was born in Colu ...

Stephens

Mrs. Brenda Burnette Gillis age 74 of Hwy 106 passed away October 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. A daughter of the late Odell and Mildred Lusk Burnet ...
Mrs. Helen Louise Howard Payne, age 76 of Williams Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late James and Sarah Burton Ho ...

White

Hazel Mae Evans Holbrook, 84, Cleveland
Mrs. Hazel Mae Evans Holbrook, age 84, of Cleveland, Georgia formerly of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday,, October 30, 2019. Mrs. Holbrook was born on April 8, 1935 t ...
'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.