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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 26th, 2015

Forsyth

Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, Cumming
Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, died Saturday September 26th in hospice care after a short illness. Hubert was born December 8, 1931 in Conway, South Carolina and was raised in and ...
Carolyn Grogan Townsend, one of the Lord’s most devoted, passed away on September 26, 2015.  For 10 years Carolyn walked with dignity, was clothed in strength and laughe ...

Gwinnett

Billie Sue Manning, 78, Lawrenceville
Billie Sue Manning died on September 26, 2015, at the age of 78, on a rainy day in Lawrenceville, GA due to complications following a stroke. Billie Sue was born on August 2, 19 ...

Habersham

Mary Brock Greene, 86, Baldin
Mary Brock Greene, age 86, of Baldwin, GA passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015. Mrs. Greene was born in Homer, Ga on May 17, 1929 to the late William Oscar Brock, Sr. and ...
John Fortenberry, 78, Demorest
John “J. C.” Fortenberry, age 78 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Habersham County on September 5, 1937, he was ...
Myrtle Austin Warren, 89, Clarkesville
Myrtle Austin Warren, age 89, of Clarkesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford I. Warr ...

Hall

Dr. Robert Edward Bridges, 86, Gainesville
Dr. Robert Edward Bridges, Sr. (Bob), age 86, of Gainesville, died on Saturday, September 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Marie J. Bridges; three son ...
Thomas Harvey Brown, 79, Gainesville
                  Mr. Thomas Harvey Brown age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday September ...
Joan Wiley Flurschutz, 74, Hoschton
Joan Wiley Flurschutz, age 74 of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, September 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM a ...
Willie C. Thurmond, 86, Gainesville
Miss Willie C. Thurmond, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monda ...

Jackson

Deborah Lynn Bender, 52, Braselton
Mrs. Deborah Lynn Bender age 52 of Braselton passed away on Saturday September 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton following an extended illness.    ...
Leborn Howard Shelton age 92 of Fuller Road, Talmo passed away Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 at the Oakes at Limestone.  Mr. Shelton was born in Talmo on Sept. 15, 1923 to the la ...

Stephens

Mrs. Catherine Stonecypher Williams Carter age 87 of 414 North Clarks Creek Road, Martin passed away Saturday September 26, 2015 at Greenville Health System.   A da ...

White

Mary Jo Bryant, 70, Cleveland
Mary Jo Bryant, age 70, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Wellstar Community Hospice.  Mrs. Bryant was born in White County to the late Lee and Luci ...
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
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer