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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 17th, 2009

Forsyth

Brenda M. Pruitt, 63, Cumming
Mrs. Brenda M. Pruitt, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her daughters Teresa Day and Debbie Pruitt both of Cumming; sons Calvin Pruitt a ...

Gwinnett

Douglas E. Mertens, 86, Buford
Douglas E. Mertens, age 86 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 17, 2009. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. Following the ...

Hall

Mr. Melvin Garland Blair, 51 of Lula went home to be with God, Saturday October 17, 2009 after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Oc ...
Funeral services will be held for Thomas Randolph "Tommy" Griffin , 62, of Emory Griffin Rd., Gillsville at 2:00 pm Monday October 19, 2009 in Lebanon United Methodis ...

Jackson

Frances E. Mathis, 92, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mathis Smith, age 92, of Nicholson, who passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Roy Smith of Nicholson. Daughter, Wynette Sullivan ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Jacqueline Veritta Lewallen age 64 of Commerce who died Saturday Oct. 17, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Carlos and Addie ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died