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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 ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.