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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 15th, 2015

Banks

Guy Joseph Payne, 99, Homer
Guy Joseph Payne, age 99, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015.Mr. Payne was born on November 24, 1915 in Hart County, GA., to the late John and Byrd Hope Pa ...
Ms.Virginia Dell Denton , age 62, of Homer, GA died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Denton was born in Commerce to the late Pledger and Lena Trotter Shubert. She ...

Habersham

Ruth Marchbanks, 89, Clarkesville
Ruth Marchbanks, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 following an extended illness.Mrs. Marchbanks was born on Sept ...
Vernon Edward (Buddy) Martin, 82, Atlanta, formerly of Habersham County
Vernon Edward "Buddy" Martin, age 82, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015.Born on November 16, 1932, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Marvin and W ...

Hall

Freddie Nell Jackson, 85, Gillsville
Ms. Freddie Nell Jackson, age 85 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Garnett Strickland, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Garnett Strickland, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illnes ...
Mrs. Harriette Jeanne Carpenter Smith, 91 of Gainesville died Thursday January 15, 2015.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Henry Edward "Ed" Dove age 84 of Lula passed away on Jan. 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Dove was born February 5, 1930 in Lula to the late ...
L. D. Southers, 87, Gainesville
L. D. Southers of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his home on January 15, 2015. Mr. Southers was born June 18, 1927 to the late Jasper Gilliam and Stella Ruth Watkins Souther ...
Lisa Leann McNeill, 48, Chicopee
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday January 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lisa Leann McNeill age 48 of Chicopee. The Rev. Bill McKinney will offic ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Paul Thomas Wiltsie, age 56, of Lula who went to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday January 14th, 2015. He was t ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Maria Herlinda "Linda" Westbrook, age 57, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Mrs. Westbrook was b ...
Norman Edward Dowdy, 64, Hoschton
NNorman Edward Dowdy 64 of Hoschton, Ga. passed away Thursday Jan. 15, 2105. He was the son of the late Bernice and Hazel Parham Dowdy. He is survived by his sons , Jonathan ( La ...

Lumpkin

Billy Ray Crane, 80, Dahlonega
Billy Ray Crane, 80, of Dahlonega passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held on Sunda ...

Other

Conley Hefner, 92, Raleigh, NC formerly of Cleveland, Ga
Conley Hefner, age 92 of Raleigh, NC formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Mr. Hefner was born April 11, 1922 in Cleveland, GA to the late G. Vas Hefne ...
Dwight Buddy Ayers, 69, Danielsville
Mr. Dwight Buddy Ayers, age 69, of Danielsville, GA died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born in Dry Pond to the late Joe and Grace Cofield Ayers. He w ...

White

Bobby Cooper, 85, Cleveland
Bobby Cooper of Cleveland passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born March 17, 1929 in Gainesville, GA, he was the son of H. Guy Cooper, former police chief of Gainesville, and ...
Geneal Thomas Freeman, 78, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Geneal Thomas Freeman, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr Freeman passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Funeral services are s ...
Thomas Freeman, 78, Cleveland
Thomas Freeman, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr. Freeman passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm,. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Concord Baptist Chu ...
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