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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

M.L. “Shorty” Hamby, age 88, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Shorty founded, and has owned and operated Hamby’s Garage since 1945.  He ...
Truman Aris Samples, 70, Cumming
Truman Aris Samples, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Graveside services will be held Friday,  August 5,  2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Daves Creek ...

Habersham

Susie Long Watts, 70, Cornelia
Susie Long Watts, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Mrs. Watts was born on August 13, 1945, in Habersham County, Georgia to Irma Lou Long of ...

Hall

James Edwin Gilmer, 70, Gainesville
The honorary mayor of New Holland, Mr. James Edwin Gilmer, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him on August 3, 2016 at the age of 70.   Mr. Gilmer ...

Jackson

James Lamartine Smith, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lamartine Smith, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

Brad Turner Hays, 59, Dahlonega
Brad Turner Hays, 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Pilesgrove, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the ...

Stephens

Sara Ruth Baumann, 101, Toccoa
Sara Ruth Baumann of Toccoa, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was 101 years old.   A daughter of the late John and Bertha ...
Dawn Michelle Dill, 37, Toccoa
Miss. Dawn Michelle Dill, age 37 of 99 Westwood Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Winnie Burton Dill and the late George D ...
William Blanton Martin, age 74, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Mr. Martin was born on November 15, 1941 in Banks County, Georgia. He was preceded in ...
Mrs. Lillian Whitmire Mitchell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Whitmire, she was ...
Mrs. Jayne Marlow Brock Pressley, age 73 of 99 Vanmar Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late J.O. and Sue Farrow B ...
'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.