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Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2015

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Mary Helen Deaton, 73, Winder
      Mrs. Mary Helen Deaton, age 73, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 23, 2015 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Georgia.  A daughter of the ...

Forsyth

Joyce Burks McClendon, 72, Alpharetta
Joyce Burks McClendon, age 72 of Forsyth County (Alpharetta), passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ...

Gwinnett

Jaynell Eva Wills King, age 84 of Buford, GA died Saturday, May 23, 2015 following a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Anita Womack, 80, Duluth
Mrs. Anita Mann Womack, age 80, of Duluth, GA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Womack. She is survived by her husband of eighte ...

Habersham

Mary Ausburn Eller, 90, Cornelia
Mary Ausburn Eller, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at a local care facility. Mrs. Eller was born in Banks County on May 11, 1925 to the late ...

Hall

Hermila Cardenas-Chavez, 49, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hermila Cardenas-Chavez, age 49, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday ...
Collene Simmons Ivey, 85, Clermont
Collene Simmons Ivey, age 85, of Clermont, entered this life on August 18, 1929 and entered eternal life on May 23, 2015.  Collene was born in White County, the family move ...
Virginia R. Pinyan, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia R. Pinyan, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 following a period of declining health.   Born on July 5, 1924 in Greenville, GA., she ...
Robert John Pollock, Jr., 82, Gainesville
 Dr. Robert “Bob” John Pollock, Jr., age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at Lanier Village Estates. ...
Fletcher Hubert Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Fletcher Hubert Whitmire, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and retired from Norton Company in Flowery ...

Jackson

Mamie Lois Morris, 83, Jefferson
Mrs. Mamie Lois Morris, age 83, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late Melvin and Pauline Child ...
Ladys Haley Scogin, 89, Nicholson
Ladys (Granny) Haley Scogin, age 89 of Nicholson, GA, died Saturday May 23rd , 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Luid Criss and Mattie Hart Haley and widow of Ellis Weld ...

Stephens

John Sosebee, 86, Toccoa
Mr. John Winfred Sosebee, age 86 of 129 Rider Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Oscar and Lola Ellard S ...
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
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer