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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 6th, 2017

Forsyth

James "Randy" Barber, 63, Cumming
James "Randy" Barber 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 6, 2017. He is survived by his life partner Mary Henderson. His parents Haskell and Martha Barber. ...
Betty Ruth Pinson Barron, age 83, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Betty was a member at ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Vivian Beatrice Cowart, age 93, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Cowart; and son-in-law, Donald Chester St ...

Habersham

Rita Myers, 82, Clarkesville
Rita Myers, age 82, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Rita was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Selby Robert Myers and Glenna Wade Myers Sawyer.  ...

Hall

Laurence Kenneth Hirt, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Laurence Kenneth Hirt, known as Larry to his family and friends, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.  Larry is surv ...
William Herman Kimbrell, 72, Gillsville
         Mr. William Herman Kimbrell, age 72 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...
Suzanne Preston Williams, 57 of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. One day later, Saturday, October 7, 2017, her mother Carolyn Williams, 83 of Gainesville passed awa ...

Jackson

Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, Jefferson formerly of Greenville, SC
Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Greenville, SC and Athens, GA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p ...
Terry Wayne “Cornbread” Wiggins, age 48, of Commerce passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.  He was employed with Volume Transportation, Inc.  He loved tru ...

Other

Emanuel Clinton Baker, 59, Danielsville
Emanuel Clinton Baker age 59 of Danielsville passed away Friday Oct. 6, 2017 following injuries in an automobile accident.     Mr. Baker was born in Commerce t ...

Stephens

Nobie Kellar Canady, 75, Toccoa
Mrs. Nobie Kellar Canady, age 75 of Highway 320 in Toccoa passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.   A daughter of the late Lewis ...

White

Dennis Alexander, Cleveland
Dennis Alexander passed away October 6th 2017 at his rural home in the northeast Georgia mountains.  Dennis was born in the Harvey Hospital on March 27, 1938 to John and H ...
Michael “Scuba” McLaughlin 67, of Helen GA passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.  He has presided in Helen since 1981.  Michael was born in Greenfield OH to ...
Charles “Charlie” William Miller, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.   Mr. Miller was born November 25, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the ...
Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Waddell was born August 20, 1944 in Atlanta, GA to the late Albert a ...
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell age 73 of Cleveland passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced late ...
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