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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Norrell Palaio passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Cumming, Georgia. Barbara graduated from the University of Georgia with ...

Gwinnett

Irene D Harrell, 91, Lawrenceville
Irene D. Harrell, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Jack L. Harrell. She is su ...

Hall

Sal Daria, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Sal Daria, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton with his family, by his side.   Fun ...
Edward H. Grant, 79, Hoschton
Mr. Edward H. Grant, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville with his family.   Memorial Servi ...
Irene Miller Roper, 89, Flowery Branch
Irene Miller Roper, age 89 of Flowery Branch, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Ricky Leslie Tate Jr., 31, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Leslie Tate Jr. 31 years old, of Gainesville, Ga. Departed this life on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Ricky was born in Memphis Tennessee to Cerita Graffaree, and Mr. ...

Jackson

Evelyn Miller Richardson, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Evelyn Miller Richardson, age 96, of Commerce, formerly of Dublin, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Richardson spent eleven years ...

Lumpkin

Tyler Wayne Derrer, 31, Gainesville
Tyler Wayne Derrer, age 31 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015. Mr. Derrer was born March 28, 1984 in Gainesville, Georgia to Douglas Edward Derrer and Jennie ...
Georgette Lynn Fitts, 38, Dahlonega
Georgette Lynn Fitts, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.   Georgette was a lifelong resident of Lum ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.