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Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2016

Forsyth

James David Cantrell, 65, Cumming
James David Cantrell, age 65 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by his parents, James ...
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, Cumming
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.  He was a resident Cumming for 33 years.  ...

Habersham

Marcheta B. O'Kelley, 63, Demorest
Marcheta B. O’Kelley, 63, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Coastal Carolina Hospital after a short illness.  She was born December 13, 1952 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

Hall

Rev. Gerald McCoy Jordan, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Gerald McCoy Jordan of Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016.  He leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Olene Talbert Jordan, his ...
Frank L. Downing, honored World War II veteran, devoted husband, cherished father, grandfather and loyal friend to many, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He will be remember ...
Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73 of Oakwood died Thursday May 19, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Scroggs was the daughter of the late Joe D. and M ...

Jackson

Edna Mae Long Kimsey, 80, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Mae Long Kimsey, age 80 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Mrs. Kimsey was born in Cra ...
'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.