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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Kevin John Joseph McGrath, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on December 16, 2015. Kevin was born in Hollywood, FL., on April 26, 1960 to John Joseph and Gloria McGrath. He was a car ...
Stephen Vincent O’Saben, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to operat ...

Habersham

Bobby Nathanial Faulkner, 78, Cornelia
  Bobby Nathaniel Faulkner, age 78, of Cornelia died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, NC, on September 10, 1937, he was the son of ...
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, 90, Clarkesville
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  Mrs. McDonald was born on December 20, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia t ...
Funeral services for Ronald Ernest “Ronnie” Porterfield will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2015 at the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony S ...
  Robert Tanner Powers, Jr., age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Born in Hall County on April 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Robert, Sr. and ...

Hall

Mrs. Deloris R. Evans “Buddy” Stephens Clure, age 74, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home Nursing Home following ...
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, 68, Murrayville
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, age 68 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Mr. Bookmiller was b ...
Christopher Gordon Cape, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Gordon Cape, age 51, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Cape was born April 23, 1964 in ...
Tommy M. Frazier, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Tommy M. Frazier, 74, of Gainesville died December 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held 1 p,.m. Tuesday December 22, 2015 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Wards Funera ...
Willie Hulsey Glover, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Hulsey Glover passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness.  She was 100 years old.  She was the daughter ...
Leon Lott, 80, Flowery Branch
Home Going services for Mr. Leon Lott, age 80,husband of Mrs. Candance Lott of Flowery Branch, GA will be held Saturday, December 26, 2015, 1:00 pm at Union Baptist Church, 251 Bon ...
John Carl Tyree, 81, Gainesville
 Mr. John Carl Tyree, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.    & ...

Lumpkin

  Jeffery Scott “Scotty” Adams, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home following a short, but valiant battle with cancer ...
Lelia Louise Thompson Stowers, age 67, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens following a sudden illness. She was born to pare ...

White

Leah Beth Buckley, 56, Helen
Leah Beth Buckley, age 56 of Helen, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Buckley was born on August 8, 1959, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late ...
William Scott Hull, 82, Sautee
William Scott Hull, age 82 of Snellville formerly of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence. Scott graduated from Spartanburg High School, Spartanbu ...
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