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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2016

Barrow

Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Harding Gunn, age 69, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at his residence after a prolonged illness. Mr. Gunn was born in Atlanta o ...

Gwinnett

Bryan J. Cich, 38, Dacula
Bryan J. Cich, age 38 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...
Christian Giraldo, 37, Buford
Christian Giraldo, age 37, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. He is survived by his son, Sebastian Giraldo, Buford, GA; mother, Sylvia Estrada, Buford, GA; fat ...

Hall

Ramona Lynn Bates, 58, Lula
Mrs. Ramona Lynne Bates (McIntyre), a long time resident of Lula GA, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in her home. Ramona grew up in Geneva, NY., and was a God loving woman ...
Troy James Gibbs, 60, Gainesville
   Troy James Gibbs, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     ...

Lumpkin

Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness. ! He was the son of the late Mr. ...
Candace Wedlake Wind, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Candace Wedlake Wind, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.   Born in Chamblee, Georg ...

Stephens

Charles Emmitt Scott, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Emmitt Scott age 83 of 91 Rocky Trail, Toccoa passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lewis W. and Lillie Sullens Scott, he wa ...

White

James Howard Barrett, 61, Cleveland
James Howard “Hal” Barrett, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrett was born March 12, 1954 ...
'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.