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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 28th, 2018

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Troy Randall Spinks, 72, Winder
Troy Randall Spinks, age 72, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawson funeralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Gene William Robinson, 80, Gainesville
Gene William Robinson, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a ...
Mildred V. Smith, 80, Flowery Branch
Mildred V. Smith, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...
Roger R van Rekom, 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly Gainesville
Roger R van Rekom, 85, of Crossville TN formerly of Gainesville passed away June 30, 2018. Having donated his body to Meharry Medical College, a Private Memorial service will be ...

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Mary F. Carter, 60, Jefferson
Mary F. Carter, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. Survivors include her husband Charles Carter; son Junior Carter and wife Tanuly and children Brooklynn and ...
Memorial services for Dianne Bohannon Shelton, age 67 of Talmo will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Shelton officiating. ...

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Frank Herbert North, 89, Canton
Frank Herbert North, 89, of Canton passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. A member of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Mr. Nor ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.