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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

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Hazel White, 88, Winder
  Hazel White, age 88, of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vic James White, and daughter, Shirley White ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Mary Hallford Yearwood, age 84 of Phillips Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late George and Arlie Phillips Hallford ...

Gwinnett

John “Johnny” Wade Leaphart, 70, Lawrenceville
John “Johnny” Wade  Leaphart, age 70, of  Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella Louise G ...
Audrey Richardson, 83, Suwanee
Audrey Richardson, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She is survived by her children, Kim Avery, Dacula, GA, Crystal Denise Richardson, Stone Moun ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Martha Lee Gibson Asherbranner, age 93 of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow ...

Hall

Alice Milligan Clark, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Milligan Clark, 93, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Kinney will offici ...
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa, inf, Gainesville
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa infant son of Jason and Candice Dela Rosa went to his Heavenly Home on February 20, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday February 24, ...
Zena S. Gilbert, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Zena S. Gilbert, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at The Waterford at Oakwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mr ...
Billy Joe Smith, 81, Clermont
Billy Joe Smith, age 81 of Clermont, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, pastor and nursing staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Billy w ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Osburn, age 60, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2019 at La ...
R.L. Pruitt, 76, Commerce
R.L. Pruitt, 76 of Commerce, Ga. passed away Wednesday February 20, 2019. Mr. Pruitt was born February 7, 1943 in White County, he was the son of the late Riley and Era Gillelan ...

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Beverly Ann Castleberry Winsness, age 73, of Anderson County, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Rainey Hospice House following a brave fight with panc ...
Martha “Frances” Davis Francis, age 83, of Lavonia, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Ms. Francis was ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas Frank Alexander, age 92, of Brown Circle in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home. A son of the late George Washington Alexander and Rosa R ...
'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.