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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Minister Bernice Gilliard Burwell, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Thompson; father, Jack Woods; moth ...

Habersham

Alex Steven Norton, 30, Alto
A visitation service for Alex Norton, 30, of Alto, will be held on September 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel. Alex was born Janua ...

Jackson

Virginia Pauline Bowden Etheridge, 90, of Jefferson passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Dogwood Forest following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tu ...

Lumpkin

Harry Raptis, 85, Dahlonega
Harry Raptis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Harry was born in Atlanta, GA July 14, 1930. He h ...
John Stockard, Dahlonega
John Stockard passed away at his home in Dahlonega Sunday morning, September 6, surrounded by his family and his dog, Cindy. John had a long interesting life. After he graduated fr ...

Other

Peggy Patrick Harrell, 84, Athens
Mrs. Peggy Patrick Harrell, age 84, of Athens, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.   A native of Winder, Georgia, she was a graduate of Winder High School a ...

Stephens

Billy Gordon O'Kelley, 54, Toccoa
Billy Gordon O’Kelley, age 54 of 45 Hill Place, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.   A son of All ...

White

Nancy Woodall Collins, 76, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Woodall Collins , age 76 of Cleveland. The Rev. Lamar Purcell an ...
'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.