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Local Obits for Sun. May 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Courtland F. James, 76, Cumming
Courtland F. James 76 of Cumming passed away on May 29, 2016 McDonald and Son is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...

Habersham

Anna Belle Morrison Dean, 90, Batesville
Funeral services for Anna Belle Morrison Dean, age 90 of the Batesville community will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Brion ...
Chanh Tenakoun, 85, Cornelia
Chanh Tenakoun, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016.   Mr. Tenakoun was born on February 1, 1931, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Bou and O ...

Hall

Rev. L. G. Gilstrap, 81, Gainesville
  Rev. L.G. Gilstrap, 81, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with family by his side.   The family will recei ...
Paul J. Hanes, 87, Braselton
Paul “Shorty” J. Hanes, 87, of Braselton, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, 19, Gainesville
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, age 19, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was a member of Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville, GA and worked as a Professional Ass ...
Roy White, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 2, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roy White age 88 of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist C ...

Jackson

Don Edward Brock, 77, Nicholson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Don Edward Brock, age 77, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Mr. Brock was born in Marianna, Fl ...
'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.