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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 14th, 2017

Forsyth

Sara Jane (Lally) Purcell, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge B. B. Robertson and Ann Robertson; brother, Jame ...
Katherine Irene Ehle, 74, Cumming
Katherine Irene Ehle, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her residence. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She ...
Charles Alfred Pregler, 85, Cumming
Charles Alfred Pregler, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pregler of Cumming; Memorial services will be on held on Sat ...

Habersham

Larry Lee Autry, 62, Baldwin
Larry Lee Autry, age 62 of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 9, 1954 he was the son of the la ...
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, Demorest
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, of Demorest, GA, passed from this life on March 14, 2017.  He was born November 23, 1939 in St. Charles, Virginia.  He was a retiree of General Mo ...

Hall

Oakleigh Mae McKinney, inf, Gainesville
Oakleigh Mae McKinney of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2017. She was born on July 5, 2016, the daughter of Jacob and Crystal McKinney who both survive her. ...

Other

Joan Chambers Bottoms, 82, Marietta
Joan Chambers Bottoms, age 82, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017. She was a retiree of Lockheed- Martin Aircraft in Marietta and was of the Methodist faith. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mindy Marietta Holbrooks, age 67 of 104A Prather Park Apartments, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. A daughter ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.