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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 16th, 2011

Forsyth

Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, Cumming
Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, beloved wife and mother peacefully passed away at home in Suwanee, GA on December 16, 2011 after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She fo ...
Lillie Dishroon, age 90, a long time resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jean Johnson, 66, Dacula
Barbara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away at her home on Friday, December 16, 2011. Mrs. Johnson's body will be cremated. A private family memorial may be held ...
Charles William Frith, 85, Buford
Charles William Frith, age 85 of Buford, GA died suddenly Friday, December 16, 2011. Mr. Frith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Hall

Harold Breider, 94, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Breider passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at age 94. Mr. Breider, originally from Mishicot and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is survived by two sisters, Mary Rose Popovic ...
Lucie Benwald, 95, Flowery Branch
Ms. Lucie Benwald, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away December 16, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.Memorial P ...

White

Mary Diane Macdonald, 71, Cleveland
Mary Diane Macdonald, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away December 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Macdonald was born November 28, 1940 in Moline, Illinois to the la ...
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