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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Thomas Leroy Payne, 72, Cumming
Thomas Leroy Payne, age 72, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.  A resident of Cumming, Ga., he is survived by his wife, Jennifer Payne an ...

Gwinnett

Ana Nicoara, 81, Dacula
Ana Nicoara, age 81 of Dacula, GA died Thursday, February 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment wi ...

Hall

  Dr. Leslie Raymond Bassett, age 93 of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial services are scheduled for Satur ...
Dorothy Young Cochran, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Young Cochran age 93 of Gainesville, Ga. Died Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Center. Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday February 6, 2016 at the ...
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, Gainesville
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, died February 4, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lanier Village Estates, outside of Gainesville.  She was born Ja ...

Lumpkin

Gene “Bub” “Dipper” Womack, age 78, died peacefully at home on January 29, 2016. Gene was a born again Christian and now resides in his heavenly home. Gene ...

Union

Betty Ruth Popham Brown, 72, Blairsville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Popham Brown, age 72 of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Erlanger Health System following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...

White

Keith Elrod, Sr, 60, Cleveland
Keith Elrod, Sr., age 60, of Cleveland, GA, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Elrod was born in Demorest, GA on May 28, ...
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
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer