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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 31st, 2019

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Chandler James Smyth, Inf, Winder
Infant Chandler James Smyth of Winder passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at North East Georgia Medical Center. A graveside service is scheduled for Sunday, August 4, 2019 a ...

Dawson

Catherine Michelle Creel-Lackey, age 40, of Dawsonville, GA passed away July 31, 2019. We lost a beautiful soul Wednesday morning. Michelle (Creel) Lackey left us entirely too soon ...

Forsyth

Betty Perkins, 85, Cumming
Betty Perkins, age 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born July 1, 1934 in Cumming, GA, was a lifelong resident of Forsyth C ...

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William Cantrell, 64, Gainesville
William Cantrell age 64 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 31, 2019. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wimberly Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA. Pr ...
Richard Dennis Hornsby, 63, Gainesville
Richard Dennis Hornsby, age 63, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 following an extended illness. He was born in Atlanta, GA and worked as a painter. He lov ...

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Beth Alynn Barber, Woodstock
Beth Alynn Barber of Woodstock, Ga passed away on July 31, 2019. Born in San Francisco Beth graduated with an associate science degree in nursing from Sierra College, Rocklin Ca ...
Mary Evelyn Jordan, 82, South Port, FL
  Mrs. Mary Evelyn Jordan, age 82, of South Port, FL died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Jordan was born in Dothan, AL to the late ...

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Roger Frederick Hower, 82, Toccoa
Mr. Roger Frederick Hower, age 82 of Willowdell Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Samuel Harrison Hower and H ...
'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.