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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 5th, 2017

Forsyth

John S Padgett, 86, Cumming
John S Padgett, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved working on cars and tractors. He was preceded in de ...

Habersham

William J. “Dub” Cotton, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Mr. Cotton was born on June 23, 1929, in Hartwell, Georgia; a son of ...

Hall

Daylan J. Bonilla, 6, Flowery Branch
Daylan J. Bonilla, age 6, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital. Funeral Services will be 3: ...
Peggy Sue Shope, 79, Gainesville
  Mrs. Peggy Sue Shope, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Private i ...
Gladys Mae Turner, 91, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Alta Vista Cemetery for Gladys Mae Turner, age 91, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. The ...

Other

Steven Roberts, 44, Morganton
  Steven Roberts, age 44, of Morganton, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  Steven was a fighter ...

Rabun

Harry Wilmer Dickerson, 82, of Betty’s Creek Road, Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. Born in the Wolffork community in 1934, he was the son of ...

White

Georgie Ruth Shelnut, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgie Ruth Shelnut, age 87 of Cleveland. Ruth passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A celebration of life fo ...
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