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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 14th, 2015

Dawson

Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, Marble Hill
Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of Dekalb County, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015 following a period of declining health.Born February 3, 1935 in Detro ...

Forsyth

Douglas Besen, 76, Cumming
Douglas Besen, age 76, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, Doug lived most of his life in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, retiring to Georgia five ye ...

Habersham

Mary Helen James Burrell, 88, Cornelia
Mary Helen James Burrell, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.Mrs. Burrell was born on December 10, 1926 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Garnet ...

Hall

Evelyn Julia Pruitt Roper, age 87, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 following an extended illness. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church of Gainesvill ...
Robert Lee 'Bob' Stephenson, 51, Gainesville
Robert Lee "Bob" Stephenson, 51, of Baker Road, Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Jeannette Sexton Harris, 86, Hoschton
Jeannette Sexton Harris, age 86, of Hoschton and formerly of Marion, NC passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Mrs. Harris was survived by her son Jimmy Harris of Hoschton; daug ...
Peter I. Markov, Commerce
Peter I. Markov was born in Trambesh Bulgaria to the late John Ivanov and Maria Popova Markov. In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Alexander Ma ...

Lumpkin

Deegan Allen Baucom, 7, Dahlonega
Deegan Allen Baucom, age 7, went to be with the Lord our Father on 14 January, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Deegan's interest included handing out with family, atten ...
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