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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 26th, 2015

Forsyth

Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, Cumming
Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, died Saturday September 26th in hospice care after a short illness. Hubert was born December 8, 1931 in Conway, South Carolina and was raised in and ...
Carolyn Grogan Townsend, one of the Lord’s most devoted, passed away on September 26, 2015.  For 10 years Carolyn walked with dignity, was clothed in strength and laughe ...

Gwinnett

Billie Sue Manning, 78, Lawrenceville
Billie Sue Manning died on September 26, 2015, at the age of 78, on a rainy day in Lawrenceville, GA due to complications following a stroke. Billie Sue was born on August 2, 19 ...

Habersham

Mary Brock Greene, 86, Baldin
Mary Brock Greene, age 86, of Baldwin, GA passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015. Mrs. Greene was born in Homer, Ga on May 17, 1929 to the late William Oscar Brock, Sr. and ...
John Fortenberry, 78, Demorest
John “J. C.” Fortenberry, age 78 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Habersham County on September 5, 1937, he was ...
Myrtle Austin Warren, 89, Clarkesville
Myrtle Austin Warren, age 89, of Clarkesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford I. Warr ...

Hall

Dr. Robert Edward Bridges, 86, Gainesville
Dr. Robert Edward Bridges, Sr. (Bob), age 86, of Gainesville, died on Saturday, September 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Marie J. Bridges; three son ...
Thomas Harvey Brown, 79, Gainesville
                  Mr. Thomas Harvey Brown age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday September ...
Joan Wiley Flurschutz, 74, Hoschton
Joan Wiley Flurschutz, age 74 of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, September 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM a ...
Willie C. Thurmond, 86, Gainesville
Miss Willie C. Thurmond, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monda ...

Jackson

Deborah Lynn Bender, 52, Braselton
Mrs. Deborah Lynn Bender age 52 of Braselton passed away on Saturday September 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton following an extended illness.    ...
Leborn Howard Shelton age 92 of Fuller Road, Talmo passed away Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 at the Oakes at Limestone.  Mr. Shelton was born in Talmo on Sept. 15, 1923 to the la ...

Stephens

Mrs. Catherine Stonecypher Williams Carter age 87 of 414 North Clarks Creek Road, Martin passed away Saturday September 26, 2015 at Greenville Health System.   A da ...

White

Mary Jo Bryant, 70, Cleveland
Mary Jo Bryant, age 70, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Wellstar Community Hospice.  Mrs. Bryant was born in White County to the late Lee and Luci ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.