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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2015

Banks

Sam White, 74, Rock Springs
Sam White, age 74, of the Rocks Springs Community, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born on March 1, 1941 in Banks County, he was a son of the late Thomas Bradford and Luc ...

Gwinnett

Ruby Westbrooks Martin, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Huelon Martin; son, Arthur Martin; son-in-law ...

Hall

Jerry Dale Bowers, 74, Murrayville
Jerry Dale Bowers, 74, of Murrayville died August 15, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Anna Canada Quinn, 41, Lula
Ms. Anna Canada Quinn, age 41, of Lula, Georgia, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Saturday, August 15, 2015.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
'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.