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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 15th, 2015

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William G. Maddox, 52, Statham
William G. Maddox, age 52 of Statham, GA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015. Mr. Maddox was the son of the late William C. and Rachel Joyce Metcalf Maddox. He was a self emp ...

Forsyth

Emma Akins Shoemake, 83, Cumming
  Emma Akins Shoemake, age 83, born June 26, 1932 passed away on October 15, 2015 Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Byars Funeral ...

Jackson

Jimmy C. Whitlock, 73, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy C. Whitlock, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson to the late Samuel Lee and Ethel Wilson Wh ...

Lumpkin

Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, 87, Dahlonega
Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, age 87 of Dahlonega , passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 following an extended illness. Pete was born in Milwaukee, WI. and later mov ...
Janet Lynn Palmer, 57, Dahlonega
Janet Lynn Palmer, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Hall County on March 3, 1958 to p ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.