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Robbie Ann Dowdy, 49, Winder
Robbie Ann Dowdy, age 49, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held 4:30 pm Friday August 23, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  The fa ...

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Charles James Austin, 40, Cumming
Charles James Austin 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...
Joseph Michael Troncale, 77, passed away on August 9, 2019.  Joe was born in Gadsden, Alabama and was the son of Joe and Lillie Troncale.  He graduated from The ...

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Henry F. “Red” Holbrook, age 89, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on February 25, 1930; he was a son of ...

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Leonard Calhoun Colvin, 86, Gainesville
Leonard Calhoun Colvin, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness. He was born March 18, ...
Lavonia H. Mundy, 96, Gainesville
Lavonia Hamilton Mundy passed away August 10, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Lillie Whelchel Hamilton and was a life-long resident of Gainesville.  Mrs. Mundy gr ...
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols, 92, Gainesville
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols age 92, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Nichols was born in Santa Rosa, Florida to the late James William & ...
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, Gainesville
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A Graveside service will b ...
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, Gainesville
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Villyard was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hal ...

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Anthony “Tony” Maddox, 51, Dahlonega
Anthony “Tony” Maddox age 51, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2019 surrounded by family. Mr. Maddox retired as a Lieutenant with th ...
Robert W. Somers, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert W. Somers, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away at home with his friends by his side on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  Robert had lived in North Carolina most of his li ...

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Mary “Linda” Howard Cleghorne, age 72 of Colbert, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.   Born on June 20, 1947 in Arcadia Desato, FL, she was the daughter ...
'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.