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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 29th, 2017

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Martha Elaine Cain, 72, Winder
Martha "Marty" Elaine Cain, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Marty loved life, people, puzzles, gospel music and music by Elvis.  She was emplo ...

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Lonnie Long, 80, Dawsonville
Lonnie Long, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.  He was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, George a ...

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Thomas Arthur Martin, 67, Cumming
Thomas Arthur Martin, 67 of Cumming GA passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1949 in Orange, California, the son of Arthur and Ruth Mattingly Martin who ...

Habersham

Willie Fortson, 76, Mt. Airy
Mr. Willie Fortson was born in Habersham County on Jan 8, 1941 to Ernest Fortson and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mt. Airy, Georgia. He was united in matrimony to Hattie Owens Fortson ...

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Virdis Hammond Weaver, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Virdis Hammond Weaver, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.             ...
Rosemary Porter York, 89, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Rosemary Porter York, 89, of Clermont formerly of Cleveland.  Mrs. York passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at ...

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Jimmy Reginal Sailors, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Reginal Sailors, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Mr. Sailors was born in Jefferson, Georgia, ...

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Catherine Ruth Fountain, 73, Mountain City
Catherine Ruth Fountain, age 73, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on June 29, 2017 with her family surrounding her. She was the widow of Donald Ralph Fountain and the daughte ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...