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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 2nd, 2015

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Doris Edna Snyder, 80, Winder
Doris Edna Snyder, age 80, of Winder passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015.  No services will be held at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,& ...
John Virlyn Toney, 83, Winder
John Virlyn Toney, a consummate southern gentleman who never met a stranger, departed this life peacefully among many of his immediate family and close friends on September 2, 2015 ...

Forsyth

David Bowman, 93, Cumming
Mr. David Bowman 93 of Cumming, Ga passed away on September 2nd, 2015. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Juliette. Mr. Bowman was also retired from the United States ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, 85, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, age 85, of Lawrenceville passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015. No Funeral Services will be held as per her wishes. Mrs. Tidrick was born i ...

Habersham

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away on Wednesday September 2, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Gaddy was the son of Hardy and Mabel Taylor Gaddy. Mr. ...
John Milton Hardy, 90, Cornelia
John Milton Hardy, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.   Mr. Hardy was born December 11, 1924 in Habersham County, GA to the late ...

Hall

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away at his residence on Wednesday September 2, 2015.   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 5, 2015 in th ...
Janis Bailey Prejean, 69, Flowery Branch
Janis Bailey Prejean, age 69, of Flowery Branch and formerly of Louisana passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 after a 5 year fight with cancer.  Janis was the classic supe ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Nelle Sosebee Sorrells, age 75, of Talmo, who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mrs. Sorrells was born in Talmo, Geor ...

Other

William Hayes, McMath, Jr., a 54 year old native of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015.  Hayes was very much loved by his family and friends and will be reme ...
'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.