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Local Obits for Fri. May 15th, 2015

Habersham

David Michael Nelms, 52, Demorest
  David Michael Nelms, age 52, of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Born on February 5, 1963, in Demorest, he was a son of Grover Lee Nelms and the late Hazel ...

Hall

Christopher Joseph Walker, Jr. M.D.  (Kit) passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. Dr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents Christopher Joseph Walker, Sr. an ...
Rita Jäger, Gainesville
Rita “Kaye” Jäger 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2 ...
Emmitt William White Sr., 92, Gainesville
Emmitt William White, Sr., age 92 of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Morningside Assisted Living, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of al ...

Jackson

Dorothy Austin, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Dorothy Austin age 68, of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Friday May 15, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late ...
Jack Thompson, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jack L. Thompson, Jr., 74, of Nicholson died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born in Watkinsville to the late, Jack L. Thompson, Sr. and Bonnie Hit ...

Other

Robert C. Fowler, 72, Newborn
Mr. Robert C. Fowler, age 72, of Newborn passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital, following an extended illness.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mond ...
'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.