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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 9th, 2017

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Florence Lorraine Ala, 85, Cumming
Florence Lorraine Ala, beloved wife and mother, passed away at her home on February 9, 2017.  She was born September 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Henry and Hulda Kr ...
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff, 84, Cumming
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff (BJ), died following an extended illness on February 9, 2017 with his family surrounding him and loving him.  He was born in Mendon, Missouri on Septemb ...
Annette Martin, 72, Cumming
Annette Martin, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She retired from Sawnee EMC in 2016, with 28 years of ...

Hall

LTC Donald Warren Phillips, 92, Gainesville
LTC Donald Warren Phillips, USA, Ret., age 92 of Gainesville Georgia, died February 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  Don was born on March 26, 1924 in Sunbury, Pennsy ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margie Mathews Greenmeyer, age 64 of Athens, Georgia, (South Jackson Community), who entered into rest Wednesday, February 8, 2017.&n ...

Lumpkin

David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
Sharon F. Knight, 64, Dahlonega
Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born May 23, 1952, she was a lifelong resident ...

Other

Mozelle Blair, 101, Atlanta
Mozelle Blair, age 101, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at King’s Bridge Retirement Community. She was born on November 6, 1915, in Habersham Coun ...
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, 85, College Park
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, age 85, of College Park, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was retired from the railroad after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death ...
James 'Jim' William Peters, 82 of Destin, FL passed away Feb 9, 2017. Born 1935 in Parrottsville, TN, he was the son of late Rankin Peters and Eliza Thornburg Peters.  ...
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