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Local Obits for Mon. May 2nd, 2016

Habersham

Ella Lou Wade, 57, Alto
Ella Lou Wade, age 57 of Alto, passed away Monday, May 02, 2016.   Born on April 12, 1959 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Ruben and Louella Williams Kro ...
Conny H. Shirley, 85, Clarkesville
Conny H. Shirley, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. Mr. Shirley was born on April 18, 1931 in Rabun County, Georgia to the late Milford ...

Hall

Hazel Payne Lancaster, 81, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Payne Lancaster, age 81 of Gainesville, Georgia ( Belmont Community), who entered into rest Monday, May 2, 2016.  Mrs. Lan ...
           Mrs. Rachel Augusta Baker Smallwood, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at her residence followi ...
Joe Eddie Duke Duke, 67, Gainesville
            Mr. Joe Eddie Duke, age 67, a lifelong resident of Hall County, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 following ...
Delmus Harold Shelton, 67, Gainesville
Delmus Harold Shelton, age 67 of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday May 02, 2016. Mr. Shelton was the son of the late Landrum Harold and Ruth Ledford Shelton. He was preceded in ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Candace Emily Byers Simmons, age 40 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, May 2, 2016 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Geo ...
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