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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.