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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 23rd, 2017

Forsyth

Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and ...
Rodger John Harpster, 78, Cumming
Rodger John Harpster, 78 years old, died on October 23, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Rodger was born on April 6, 1939 in Johnstown, PA.  He is surviv ...

Habersham

David Larry Bryant, 69, Alto
David Larry Bryant, age 69, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born on April 3, 1948 in Athens, G ...
  Zekeiah Veranick “Nikki” Cole Hunt was born to Katrina Cole Dorsey (Terry Dorsey) on December 17, 1980 in Demorest, GA. From an early age, Nikki joined Ebenez ...
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, Demorest
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, of Demorest, GA passed away Monday, October 23, 2017.  A loving mother, sister, and daughter; she was always there for her family. Survivors include ...

Hall

John "Sonny" Stephens, 72, Gainesville
John "Sonny" Stephens age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 23, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Chur ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 26, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for James W. “Billy” Sanders, age 82 of Lula. The Rev. Tommy Seay an ...

Jackson

Paula Marie Underwood, 63, Commerce
Paula Marie Underwood, age 63 of Commerce passed away Monday Oct. 23, 2017.    Born in Sonoma, California on November 10, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ayers, 76, Dahlonega
Frances Ayers, age 76, of Lumpkin County passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 following an extended illness. ?She was the daughter of Katie and Norman Bell, and a great artist w ...
Roxie Jo Holt, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Roxie Jo Holt, age 72, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Roxie was born in Kewanee, IL on February 24, 1945 to James G. Marsh and Patricia Dickerson Linds ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bonnie Ruth Rider Eller, age 79 of 782 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Frank and Mae Edmonds ...
Charles William Good, 89, Toccoa
Charles William Good was born at Hall Station, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 1928,  to his parents, Ellsmer and Angline Good.  Charles spent many of his early formative years ...
Alan Keith Willis, 50, Toccoa
Alan Keith Willis, age 50, of Toccoa, GA passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Barbara Bragg Willis, Toccoa, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Jes ...

White

Tammy Marie Matt, 55, Cleveland
  Tammy Marie Matt, age 55, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 23, 2017. Tammy was born in Buffalo, NY and was preceded in death by her dad, Daniel Noonan. Survi ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died