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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2012

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Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, 56, Gainesville
Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral ...
Donald Tritt, 93, Lula
Reverend Donald Tritt, age 93, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at C ...
Robert Allen Scott, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Allen Scott, age 80, of Flowery Branch, passed away February 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 fr ...
Robert Scott Sosebee, 40, Gainesville
Robert Scott Sosebee, age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, 84, Gillsville
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, age 84 of Gillsville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Shadron Borders, 35, Gainesville
Mr. Shadron Borders, age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 21, 2012.He was preceeded in death by is father, Steve Borders, Jr. He leave to cherish his memories his mo ...
Mr. Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Jr., 63 of Lula died February 20, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A native of Athens, Georgia, Mr. Byrnes had lived in Gainesville since 196 ...

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Williams Giles McNeill, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. William Giles McNeill, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA died Feb. 20.No services planned at this time.Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
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