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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 24th, 2016

Dawson

Andy Barnard, 74, Cumming
Andy Barnard, 74, died in hospice care Monday, 24th of October, 2016 after a long battle with prostate cancer.  Andy is survived by his wife Phyllis of 48 years, sons, George ...

Forsyth

James (Jim) R. Brown, 78, Cumming
James (Jim) R. Brown, a beloved husband, dad and papa, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the age of 78 with his loving family by his side. Jim graduated from Pepperdine Un ...

Habersham

Homer Robert Haynes, 80, Cornelia
Homer Robert Haynes, age 80 of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016. Born in Hall County, Georgia on November 10, 1935, he was a son of the late Alfred and M ...

Hall

Don E. “Boots” Clark, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Don E. “Boots” Clark, age 80, of Gainesville and Flowery Branch, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 24, 2016, at his residence. Funeral Services will be at ...
Stephen Gregory Scott, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Stephen Gregory Scott, age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Chestnut Ridge in Cumming, Georgia. Rev. David K. Simpson will be officiating the ser ...
Leon "Pop's" Young, 76, Gainesville
Leon "Pop's" Young was born October 20 1940 in Hall County Georgia to the late Lawton Young and Ella Mae Mapp Young. He departed this life on October 24 2016 followin ...

Jackson

Cathy Diane Ledford, 62, Commerce
Cathy Diane Ledford, age 62, of Commerce passed away Monday, October 24, 2016.  Survivors include her significant other Carl Wallace; son Shawn Ledford, step sons Adam Wallace ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
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