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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2015

Banks

William Erskine "Bill" Smith, Jr., age 74, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.Born on June 17, 1940, in Walton County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Will ...

Dawson

June Young, 79, Dawsonville
June Young, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 6, 1935 in Dawson County to the lat ...
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, Dawsonville
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Broome was born August 30, 1932 in Fort Payne, Alab ...

Forsyth

Kathryn Sears, 86, Cumming
Kathryn Sears, born September 11th, 1928, passed with peace and grace on March 8th, 2015. She is survived by her brothers John Sears Jr., Allen Sears, and sister Alashia Dawson, a ...
Lynda Couch Murphy, 69, Cumming
Lynda Couch Murphy age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Lynda was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Lynda retired from Tyson's after 43 years of servi ...

Habersham

Jackie Craft, 51, Cornelia
Jackie Craft age 51 of Cornelia, Ga. died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Hillside Chape ...

Hall

Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95, Hoschton
Mrs. Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95 of Hoschton died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the Oaks of Braselton.Born in Hoschton, Georgia, Mrs. Hurley had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
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