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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 21st, 2017

Banks

Betty H. Whitlock, 82, Gillsville
  Mrs. Betty H. Whitlock, age 82, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Whitlock was born in Banks County to the late William and Z ...
Cheryl June Simmons, 58, Homer
Cheryl June Simmons, age 58 of Homer, GA passed away Tuesday February 21, 2017. Born in Commerce, GA, Ms. Simmons was the daughter of the late Roy L. and Hazel Pritchett Simmo ...

Forsyth

Myrtle Ophelia Davis, 88, Cumming
Myrtle Ophelia Davis, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Cumming Nursing Center. Ophelia was born in 1928, to the late Joseph and Ollie Standridg ...

Habersham

Bounma Sisamouth-P, 72, Cornelia
Bounma Sisamouth-P, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Sisamouth-P was born on August 5, 1944, in Laos. She was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Bobby J. Book, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby J. Book, 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday February 21, 2017, at his home following an extended illness. Born in Carthersville, Missouri, he was the son of the ...
Frances Barbara Peck Coker, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances Barbara Peck Coker, 82, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A funeral service w ...
David MaShun Martin, 44, Gainesville
Mr. David MaShun Martin, 44, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on February 21, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Clarence Edward Smith, 77, Gainesville
Clarence Edward Smith, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He retired from Eli-Lilly Pharmaceutical with 26 years of service and f ...
Ronald J. Petrie, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ronald J. Petrie, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following his brief battle with canc ...

Jackson

Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Coleman, age 54, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be 2 ...
Althea Margaret Parr, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Althea Margaret Parr was born in Jackson County on August 6, 1932 to late Nell Shields and I. V. Davis. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her long time r ...

Other

Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, Johns Creek
Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on February 21, 2017. Services will be held in Vienna, VA at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Smith Standridge, age 84 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the home of her grandson. A daughter of the late Phares Smith, Sr. and Gerothy Pitts Sm ...

Union

Margaret Blocker Neview, 88, Blairsville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Margaret Blocker Neview, age 88 of Blairsville. Mrs. Neview passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Nevi ...

White

Joey D. Ryder, 43, Cleveland
Mr. Joey D. Ryder, 43 of Cleveland, GA passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, ...
Charles E. Westmoreland, 66, Cleveland
Charles Edward Westmoreland, age 66, of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Dekalb Medical Center.  Mr. Westmoreland was born on December 22, 1950, in C ...
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