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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 5th, 2018

Dawson

Rita Smith, 66, Dawsonville
Rita Smith, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 5, 2018 at Northside Hospital. Born April 6, 1951 in Jefferson City, Tennessee, she had lived in Dawson County since 20 ...

Forsyth

Patrick Thurlow Spence, son of Geder Allen & Mary Fisher Spence, was born in Macon, Georgia August 20, 1936. He was a graduate of Lanier High School, in Macon, where he played ...

Gwinnett

Christine Mitchell Adams, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Ralph Adams; son, Barney Adams; ...

Habersham

Infant Thomas Almon “Tripp” Ayers, III passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. Born in Athens, Georgia on January 5, 2018, he was the son of Tommy & Candice Ayer ...
Judy Harper Crowe, 68, Alto
  Judy Harper Crowe, age 68, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.   Mrs. Crowe was born on March 16, 1949 in Gainesville, Georgia to t ...

Hall

Barbara Lucille Shugart, 89, Gainesville
Barbara Lucille Shugart, 89, of Gainesville passed away January 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 201 ...
Kimberly Anna Strickland, 50, Braselton
Kimberly Anna Strickland, 50, of Braselton passed away January 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced soon. Memori ...

Jackson

Shirley Ann Holland, 89, Braselton
Shirley Ann Holland, age 89, of Braselton passed away Friday, January 5, 2018.  Mrs. Holland loved her family and grandchildren. She was an avid reader, Loved to feed and watc ...

Lumpkin

Marsha Booth Hancock, 64, Dahlonega
It is with heavy heart that the family announces the death of Marsha Booth Hancock age 64 of Dahlonega and previously St. Augustine, Florida, on January 5, 2018. Marsha is prece ...

White

Betty Jo Cantrell, 83, Cleveland
Betty Jo Cantrell age 83, of Cleveland passed away Friday January 5, 2018.  Mrs. Cantrell was born in Cleveland the daughter of the late Joe and Eula Barrett Brookshire. &n ...
William Fred Hicks, 84, Cleveland
William Fred Hicks, 84 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2017.   He was born on May 5, 1933 in Braselton, GA, the son of Alex and Georgia West Hicks wh ...
Mother of Cong. Doug Collins dies
The mother of 9th District Congressman Doug Collins died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Flowery Branch councilman Fred Richards dies
Flowery Branch City Councilman Fred Richards has died, officials confirmed on Thursday.
Funeral for Keith Echols scheduled Saturday
The funeral for former Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols will be held Saturday at 2:00 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Handbag designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide
Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment
Memorial service set for man whose public safety career spanned 40 years
A man who gave more than half his life to public safety in Jackson and Habersham counties and across Georgia will be remembered in a memorial service Thursday in Jefferson.
Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65
Former Georgia quarterback and New England Patriots running back Andy Johnson has died at 65 after a long illness
Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, dies
Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died
Former NASCAR driver killed in Franklin County accident
A former NASCAR driver who made his home in Upstate South Carolina and his son are dead as the result of an accident early Saturday morning.