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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 24th, 2017

Banks

Betty Mae Blevins, 74, Homer
Mrs. Betty Mae Blevins, age 74, of Homer died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Blevins was born in Homer to the late, Herman and Nov ...

Dawson

Henry Jewell Dixon, 88, Dawsonville
Henry Jewell Dixon, age 88, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was a member and Deacon of Setten Down Baptist Church. Jewell is preceded in death by his ...

Gwinnett

John Richard Snider, 71, Dacula
John Richard Snider, age 71, of Dacula, GA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Kirstin and Andrew Kava, Dacula, GA; grandchildren, Aaron Kava, ...
Melvin “Mel” Wingate, age 73, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Inez Wingate; brother, James ...

Habersham

Deborah Sue Bowman, 68, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Deborah Sue Bowman, 68 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on August 24, 2017.    Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A ...
  Myrette Autry Bennett Hough, age 95 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born in White County, Georgia on September 6, 1921, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

John Edward Cagle III, 64, Gainesville
Mr. John Edward Cagle III, 64, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 ...

Lumpkin

Mr. James Thomas “Tommy” Hunsinger age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Tommy was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He ...
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