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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 12th, 2017

Dawson

Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, Dawsonville
Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 12, 2017. Better known as Coach Lacey, Jed followed his passion to coach and motivate the youth ...

Forsyth

Ida Frances McCleskey, 87, Cumming
Ida Frances McCleskey, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston &ld ...
Ester Smith, 81, Cumming
Ester Lee Smith, age 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.Ester was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death ...
Shannon David Thompson, 40, Cumming
Shannon David Thompson, 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017.     With a heavy heart heaven gained a new angel yesterday. A loving son, b ...

Gwinnett

Sheryl Lyles, 60, Sugar Hill
Sheryl Lyles, age 60, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, J.R. and stepmother, Lugene Byers Lyles; mother, Catherin ...
Joyce Hazel Birch, 83, Suwanee
Suwanee, GA resident Joyce Hazel Birch, age 83, peacefully passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on Aug. 12, due to complications from an infected gall bladder. She was surroun ...

Habersham

Sallie Lanier, 63, Clarkesville
The family of Sallie Lanier, announces the passing, on August 12, 2017 of their beloved daughter, sister, and aunt.   Sallie was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on  ...

Hall

Hazel Thomas Daniel, 94, Flowery Branch
Hazel Thomas Daniel, age 94, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Otis Reese Daniel; and son ...
Laverne Dollar, 86, Oakwood
Lavern Dollar, 86 of Oakwood passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Dollar was the daughter of the late Homer and Mary J ...

Jackson

Charles Douglas Dyer, 55, Jefferson
Charles Douglas Dyer, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chap ...
Janet Smith Hollis, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Smith Hollis, age 66, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Mrs. Hollis was born in Gainesville, ...

Other

Deborah Ann Collins, 67, Woodstock
Deborah Ann Collins, 67 of Woodstock, GA passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017.   The family will receive friends on Friday August 18, 2017 from 10am to 11am at McDona ...

Stephens

Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain age 67 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at St ...
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