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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

Forsyth

Polly Pruitt McSwain, 81, Cumming
Polly Pruitt McSwain (Buice), 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.  A Forsyth County native, Polly was a true Southern lady who lov ...

Gwinnett

Mary Elmore Brown, 72, Buford
Mary Elmore Brown, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.  She was preceded is death by son, Magnus Brown.    She is survived by her husban ...
Peggy Dickerson, 72, Loganville
Peggy Dickerson, age 72, of Loganville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Ms. Dickerson was born on January 31, 1947 in DeKalb County, Georgia to ...
John T. Garrett, 63, Roswell
John T. Garrett, 63, of Roswell, passed on Aug. 18, 2019, from complications of paraneoplastic syndrome associated with a brief but valiant battle with cancer. John was born in ...

Hall

William Leonard Brown, 79, Gainesville
William Leonard Brown, 79, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, ...
Edna Merle Roberts Brookshire, 85, Flowery Branch
Edna Merle Roberts Brookshire, 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday. August 18, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 201 ...
Wayne Wiggins, 84, Gainesville
Wayne F. Wiggins age 84 of Gainesville passed away August 18, 2019. He was born in Atlanta on May 2, 1935 to Elsie and John Wiggins. Wayne graduated in 1952 from Atlanta’s ...
Wayne Franklin Wiggins, 84, Gainesville
Wayne Franklin Wiggins, 84, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Fune ...

Jackson

Teresa Joan (Ayers) Crumley Maginnis passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 after a valiant fight against Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. Her will to live and the faithful prayers of her ...
Mr. Phillip Malcolm Cronic, age 70, of Talmo died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Cronic was born in Gainesville to the late Robert Lee and Zoma Clark Cron ...

Other

Billie Baldwin McMillian, 91, Chattanooga, TN
Mrs. Billie Baldwin McMillian, 91, of Chattanooga, TN, died Sunday, August 18, 2019, in Toccoa, GA, after a brief illness. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mr. John Albe ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T