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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, Cumming
Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, of Cumming, GA died on September 3, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Paducha, KY she was the daughter of Lenard and Lavada Reeves. &n ...
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66, Cumming
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66 of Cumming passed away on September 3rd, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-5pm on Saturday September 10 at the funeral home. A memorial service will be h ...

Habersham

Roger Gordon Buford, 76, Clarkesville
Roger Gordon Buford, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. A Complete Obituary Announcement will be announced at a later date by Whitfiel ...
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, 84, Clarkesville
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016, following a sudden illness. A memorial service will be h ...

Hall

Matthew Harry Voelker, 39, Gainesville
On Saturday September 3, 2016, Matt passed away. He was 39. Matt is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry and Margaret Voelker, and his maternal grandparents, 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.