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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, Cumming
Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on October 29, 2016.  Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he was the son of the late Otfrid and Irmgard H ...

Habersham

Ernest Raymond Mabe, 98, Mt. Airy
Ernest Raymond Mabe, age 98, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Mabe was born on December 13, 1917 in Danbury, North Carolina ...

Hall

James Lamar Burgamy, 73, Flowery Branch
James Lamar Burgamy, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016.  James loved to play football.  He was the first to make Allstate in Hall County.&n ...

Jackson

Sherman H. Salyers, 82, Pendergrass
Sherman H. Salyers, 82, of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November ...

Lumpkin

Dorsey Gibson, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Dorsey Gibson, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Dorsey was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the Burling ...
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