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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 19th, 2016

Forsyth

Milton Chris Blane, 82, Cumming
Milton Chris Blane, 82, of Cumming, GA died on September 19, 2016.  Born in Roanoke, VA he was the son of the late Chris and Maria Blane. A loving husband, father and frien ...
Michael Lanier "Mickey" Martin, age 56 of Forsyth County, passed peacefully from natural causes on Monday, September 19, 2016. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Ch ...

Hall

Gene Burch, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gene Burch, age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence with family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 in ...
John Lewis Hammonds, 74, Gainesville
  Mr. John Lewis Hammonds age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Monday September 19, 2016 following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...
Wilma Pauline Thompson Hanes, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 21, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Wilma Pauline Thompson Hanes, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Mrs. Shirley I. Wise Stephens, widow of Delmer Stephens, passed away at her residence in Oakwood on Monday, September 19, 2016, following a lengthy illness.  She was 89 years ...

Jackson

Clyde James Butler, 72, Braselton
Clyde James Butler, age 72, of Braselton passed away Monday, September 19, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Brenda Butler; son Travis Butler of Braselton; brothers Larry Butl ...

Lumpkin

Beatrice Dowdy Loggins, 94, Dahlonega
Beatrice Dowdy Loggins, age 94, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 19, 2016. Beatrice was the oldest member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 81 years; ...
ZV Major, Jr, 90, Dahlonega
ZV Major, Jr., age 90, a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County passed away on September 17, 2016. ZV was the son of the late Zeb Vance Major, Sr. and Lula Mae Garner Major.  ...
'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.