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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 12th, 2016

Banks

Della Louise Blackwell Parker, age 71 of Alto, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016. Born in Pickens County, Georgia on September 15, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hollis ...

Dawson

Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel, 74, Dawsonville
Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel , 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born April 10, 1942 to the late Charl ...
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, Dawsonville
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born April 14, 1945 in Roanoke Rapids ...

Forsyth

Janice Calhoun Clark, 62, Cumming
Janice Calhoun Clark passed away peacefully into her heavenly father’s arms with her loving family around her bedside at her home in Cumming, GA on August 12th, 2016. Janice ...

Habersham

Cassandra Leigh Russell, age 66, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Cleveland, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11: ...
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, 49, Clarkesville
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, age 49, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016, following an extended illness. Memorial services will be h ...

Hall

Judina Knight Hill, 83, Gainesville
Our beloved mother, Ms. Judina Knight Hill, (Judy), age 83 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016.  Judy was born January 9, 1933 in Coving ...
Nell Holbrook, 96, Gainesville
  Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. for Nell Holbrook, 96, of Gainesville. The Rev. Geoff Grubbs and ...
Mr. Barry W. (Bill) Phillips, 67 of Lula, GA, passed away at home on August 12, 2016.     Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016 in the ...
Callie Bennett Pullen, 96, Gainesville
Callie Bennett Pullen, a native of Hall County, passed away on Wednesday evening at Presbyterian Home of Quitman, Georgia.  She was born to William L. Bennett and Ethel LeMast ...
Betty Stewart, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Stewart age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday Au ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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