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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 5th, 2017

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Linda Sharon Williams, 67, Winder
Linda Sharon Williams, age 67, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. Linda loved her family.  Survivors include her husband Jeff Williams of Winder, daughters Kristi ...
Gwen Middlebrooks Jackson, 86, Bethlehem
 Mrs. Gwen Middlebrooks Jackson, age 86, of Bethlehem, Georgia entered eternal life on July 5, 2017.  Mrs. Jackson was born December 7, 1930 in Farmington, Georgia to Per ...

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JoAnn Daniel, 73, Cumming
JoAnn Daniel, 73, a native of Cumming,  passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.  A lifelong member of Roanoke Baptist Church, JoAnn loved her church family.  She was a ...
Francis “F.B.” Griffis, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.He was a member of Trinity Worship Center in Cumming, GA. F.B. served his country w ...

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Joyce Torcivia, 86, Buford
Joyce Torcivia passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 due to complications from a stroke. She was born Joyce Mary Petrykowski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 3, 1931. She was mar ...
Jose Anjel Alonso, 14, Lawrenceville
Jose Anjel Alonso, age 14 of Lawrenceville, GA died suddenly on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Funeral mass will be held Friday, August 11, 20 ...
Janice Borg Teasley, 80, Buford
Janice “Jan” Borg Teasley, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Morris Teasle ...

Habersham

Agnes Lillian Gilbert Arnold, 92, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Agnes Lillian Gilbert Arnold, age 92 of Martin, formerly of Clarkesville, will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Hills Crossing Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. ...
William Dudley "Bill" Horton, 90, Clarkesville
William Dudley “Bill” Horton, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Burnsville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Cliff ...

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Lane Bailey, 85, Oakwood
Lane Bailey, 85, of Oakwood passed away Saturday August 5, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Born March 12, 1932 in Dawson County to the l ...
William Oliver Knaak, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Oliver Knaak, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Prince of Peace Catholic Ch ...
Patricia Lee Scarborough “Pat” Grant, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia went to her heavenly home on August 5, 2017 after a valiant battle with a sudden illness. Her devotion ...
Samuel Smallwood, 62, Gainesville
  Mr. Samuel Smallwood, 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. o ...
Donald M. Wellington, 91, Flowery Branch
 Donald M. Wellington, 91, left to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  The services will be held at the Memorial Park South Funeral Home on Tuesd ...

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Mary Elizabeth Cantrell, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Elizabeth Cantrell who at 71 years young went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday,  August 5th, 2017. “Lib” was ...
James Allen Stevens, Sr, 88, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Allen Stevens, Sr., age 88 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 5, 2017.  Mr. Stevens was born in G ...

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Kenneth Marc Barre, 87, Dunwoody
Kenneth Marc Barre, age 87, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in Dunwoody, Georgia.  A celebration of his life will be held at ...

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Furman Eugene “Gene” Vinson, 81, of Dillard, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. He was born in Macon County, NC, but lived most of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ruby Benton Stowe Luther entered the presence of her Savior on August 5, 2017. Born on February 18, 1932 in Landrum, SC, she was the daughter of Willie Ellis and Mary Elizabet ...
Michael J. Stewart, 26, Eastanollee formerly of Flowery Branch
Michael J. Stewart, age 26, of Eastanollee, GA formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Eileen Stewart, Flo ...
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