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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 7th, 2017

Dawson

Marth Day, 63, Dawsonville
Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at her residence following a short illness. Born October 16, 1953 to the late Lee Joe and Bertha Richards, sh ...
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, Dawsonville
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 18, 1936 to the late Loy Fr ...

Habersham

George K. Parker, 80, Alto
George K. Parker, age 80, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Mr. Parker was born on February 22, 1936, in Alto, Georgia, to the late Juluis ...
Hoyt Tench, 84, Cornelia
Hoyt Tench, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

John Harold Platt, 98, Gainesville
Our beloved Uncle Harold, of Gainesville, GA took his last flight January 22, 2017.           Born John Harold Platt in 1919 in ...
Julius Watson Williams, 86, Gainesville
Julius Watson Williams, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday February 7. Julius was born September 8, 1930 to Charles and Kay Williams in Meigs, GA, the oldest of four childr ...

White

Will Nation, 32, Demorest
Will Nation, age 32, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday following a courageous battle with injuries he received in an accident more than seven years ago.    ...
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