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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 ...
'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.