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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Sheila Harper Martin, 66, Cumming
Sheila Harper Martin, age 66, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.  A funny person, Sheila loved her family and her dog and enjoyed traveling to the beach. &n ...
Tommy (Coot) Thompson, Jr., age 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.  He had a heart of gold and never ...

Hall

Barbara Watson Abernathy, 85, Gainesville
Barbara Watson Abernathy, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2016 following a brief illness.   Born in Hall County, on May 19, 1930, she was the daughter of the lat ...
Jimmy Dwayne Ballew, 55, Clermont
Jimmy Dwayne Ballew, age 55, of Clermont, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a graduate of Johnson High School Cla ...
Betty Maerelle Daniel, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Betty Maerelle Daniel age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Marshall Dale w ...
Ray Preston Garner, 74, Braselton
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Skitts Mountain Baptist Church 9361 Skitts Mountain Drive Lula, GA 30554 for Ray Preston Garner age 74 o ...
Hazel E. Patterson, 83, Chicopee
Mrs. Hazel E. Patterson, 83, of Chicopee died Sunday February 14, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of the late Gro ...

Jackson

James Louis Stephens, 70, Commerce
James Louis Stephens age 70 of Commerce passed away Sunday Feb. 14, 2016 at his residence.    Mr. Stephens was born Feb. 22, 1945 in Chicago, Illnois and worked as a ma ...

Other

Donald Spradlin Wise, 60, Alpharetta
Mr. Donald Spradlin Wise, 60, of Alpharetta, went home to be with his heavenly father Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Donald faithfully worked in the min ...
'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.