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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 6th, 2017

Forsyth

Patricia D. Hardy, known to family and friends as Tish, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Georgia after a courageous battle against ...

Habersham

Chapella Lee Murphy Ferguson, age 77 of the Pea Ridge Community, Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 06, 2017. Born in Cornelia, Georgia on December 21, 1939, she wa ...
Rolly B. Burton, 80, Cleveland
Rolly B. Burton, age 80, of Cleveland, formerly of Habersham County, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Rolly was born in Clarkesville to the late D.L. Burton and Ophelia Sisk ...
Sarah Gillespie Fenner, 93, Demorest
Sarah Gillespie Fenner, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017.   Mrs. Fenner was born on November 15, 1923, in Helen, Georgia; a daughter of th ...

Stephens

Peggy Martin Nelson, 57, Toccoa
Peggy Martin Nelson, age 57 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Born in Smyrna, Georgia on December 22, 1959, she was a daughter of Carol Ann Cox Martin of Clarkesvil ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'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