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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 4th, 2019

Banks

Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, Maysville
Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a six-month battle with Pick’s disease. ...

Gwinnett

Marie Josette Oge Alcime, 84, Tomkins Cove, New York
Marie Josette Oge Alcime, age 84, of Tomkins Cove, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She is survived by her children,  Philip Calder, Buford, GA, Nancy Jean,  Po ...
Lawrence “Larry” C. Rakestraw, age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Essie Mae Rakestraw ...

Habersham

Lewis B. Trotter, 89, Demorest
Lewis B. Trotter, age 89 of Demorest, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on May 17, 1930 to the late Chester Terrell and Bl ...

Hall

Mary M. Bryson, 84, Gainesville
Mary Bryson, 84, of Gainesville, GA, died August 3, 2019.  Survivors include sisters, Evelyn (Rev. Robert) Jackson and Gennive (Albert) James, both of Dayton, OH, grandchil ...
Aaron Joseph Cooper, 65, Gainesville
Aaron Joseph Cooper age 65 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on August 4, 2019.  Graveside service will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Professional Services Entruste ...
Donnie Mack Godfrey, 72, Gainesville
Donnie Mack Godfrey, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to his heavenly home on August 4, 2019. He passed away at his residence with his family by his side. Donnie was born i ...
Connie Grindle, 57, Gainesville
Connie Grindle, 57, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the Chapel o ...
Norberto Hincapie, 60, Gainesville
Norberto Hincapie 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 4, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, 58, Flowery Branch
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Lingerfelt. Mr. Lingerfelt is survived ...

Lumpkin

Aligene Abercrombie Costello passed away August 4, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.  She was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on January 19, 1930 to T.E. Abercrombie and Ruby Martin. Aligene ...

Stephens

Edmund Smith, 93, Toccoa
Mr. Edmund Smith, age 93 of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Marcus D. and Emma Taylor Smith, he ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88