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Local Obits for Tue. May 24th, 2016

Habersham

W. Charles Ansley, 79, Mt. Airy
  W. Charles Ansley, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on September 25, 1936, he was a son of the late Homer and ...

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Margaret Rider Bates, 73, Gainesville
            Margaret Rider Bates, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...
David Haskell Griffin, 67, Gainesville
Mr. David Haskell Griffin, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lillie M. Smith, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday May 27, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lillie Mae Smith age 94 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mark Russell will officiate. ...
Sarah Willis, 77, Flowery Branch
Sarah Willis, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00pm in t ...
'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.