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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 2nd, 2016

Banks

Harold Levi Chambers, 17, Commerce
arold Levi Chambers age 17 of Commerce passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2016 at the Northridge medical Center.   Mr. Chambers was born November 4, 1998 to Harold Lee C ...

Habersham

Roger S. Dayton, 71, Mt. Airy
Roger S. Dayton, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Mr. Dayton was born on April 29, 1945 in Franklin, North Carolina. He is preceded in dea ...

Hall

Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56, Gaiensville
Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56 of Gainesville died Friday September 2, 2016 at a private nursing facility following an extended illness. Funeral services are incomplete and will be anno ...
Marie Green Marshall, 91, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Marie Green Marshall, age 91 of Oakwood. The Rev. Wayne Hicks and Rev. ...
Myrtle Norris, 86, Gainesville
Myrtle Norris age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday September 2, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Myrtle Emmett Norris, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Myrtle Emmett Norris, age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Matthews and ...
Ricky Lee Sealey, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Lee Sealey, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.Mr. Sealey was born May 29, 1958 in Wh ...
Rachel Williams Skelton, 75, Gainesville
Rachel Williams Skelton, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Lyerly, GA and had worked as a jewelry ret ...

Jackson

Judy Marie Nix, 64, Talmo
Judy Marie Nix, age 64, of Talmo passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016.  Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  Survivors include her sons Brent Ledford, Br ...
William Winford Shirley, 82, Commerce
Mr. William “Bill” Winford Shirley, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, September 2, 2016.  Mr. Shirley was born in Homer to the late, W.T. and Margie Shirley.  ...

Lumpkin

Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ola Mae Parker, 97 of Dahlonega died Friday September 2, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funer ...
Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Ola Mae Parker, 97, of Dahlonega, was granted her angel wings on Friday, September 2, 2016.  Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends after an extended i ...

Other

Carter Riggs Manning, 65, Sandy Springs
Carter Riggs Manning, 65, of Sandy Springs, GA died on September 2, 2016 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Affton, MO she was the daughter of the late Milford and Pickett Riggs ...
'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.