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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 8th, 2019

Gwinnett

Tim Burke, 66, Sugar Hill
Tim Burke, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patti Potts Burke; parents, Fred and Idell  Roper Burke; ...
Rubye M. Looper Taylor, 99, Lawrencville
Rubye M. Looper Taylor, 99, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born on April 19, 1920 to the late Mary and Byrd Looper of Hall County. Survivors inc ...

Habersham

Carl Robert Colston, 71, Mt. Airy
Carl Robert Colston, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Born on April 5, 1948, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Charlie and ...

Hall

Barbara Davis Sayler, 80, Gainesville
Barbara Davis Sayler, 80, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A private service will be held. Born on December 10, 1938 i ...
Edward Joseph "Joe" Straughan, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Edward Joseph “Joe” Straughan, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Jackson

Genora F. Green, 91, Commerce
Genora F. Green, age 91, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.   Born on Feb. 9, 1928 in Buford, GA, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Ruth Jenkin ...

Stephens

Mr. Kenneth Carl “Earl” Lathan age 79 of Toccoa passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Clyde and Elsie Mae LaCount Lathan, he was bo ...
'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.