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Local Obits for Mon. May 26th, 2014

Dawson

David E. Johnson, 72, Dawsonville
David E. Johnson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Born May 9, 1942 in Edison, Georgia to the late James V. and J ...

Forsyth

Jessie Tinsley, 72, Cumming
Jessie Tinsley, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Alene Tinsley; sister, Emma Brady; brothers, Willie Frank &qu ...

Habersham

Betty Simpson Ledford, 70, Mt. Airy
Betty Simpson Ledford, age 70, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014.Mrs. Ledford was born on September 19, 1943, in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Clare ...
Clayton Andrew Martin, 20, Baldwin
Clayton Andrew Martin, age 20, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 26, 2014. Born in Jackson County May 3, 1994 he is the son of Juli (Tomlin) and Johnny Irvin, Baldwin and Andy M ...

Hall

Benjamin (Schoolboy) Ivey, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin "Schoolboy" Ivey, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia was born August 29, 1940 and passed away May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boizelle I ...
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, Gainesville
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, of Gainesville passed away May 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his wife and family by his side. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday ...
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, 94, Gainesville
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday May 28, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, of Gainesville . Rev. Grady White will officiate and burial wi ...
Kenneth M. Beard, 60, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth M. Beard, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, J. M. Beard, and his grandparents, Alvin and Mary ...
V.J. Strickland, 78, Clarkesville, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. V.J. Strickland, 78 of Clarkesville formerly of Gainesville died Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Strickland had lived in Hall County for most ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Harold Wallace (Pete) Haynes, 78, of Commerce, who died Monday morning at his residence. He was the son of the late Earnest and W ...
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