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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 5th, 2018

Dawson

Rita Smith, 66, Dawsonville
Rita Smith, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 5, 2018 at Northside Hospital. Born April 6, 1951 in Jefferson City, Tennessee, she had lived in Dawson County since 20 ...

Forsyth

Patrick Thurlow Spence, son of Geder Allen & Mary Fisher Spence, was born in Macon, Georgia August 20, 1936. He was a graduate of Lanier High School, in Macon, where he played ...

Gwinnett

Christine Mitchell Adams, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Ralph Adams; son, Barney Adams; ...

Habersham

Infant Thomas Almon “Tripp” Ayers, III passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. Born in Athens, Georgia on January 5, 2018, he was the son of Tommy & Candice Ayer ...
Judy Harper Crowe, 68, Alto
  Judy Harper Crowe, age 68, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.   Mrs. Crowe was born on March 16, 1949 in Gainesville, Georgia to t ...

Hall

Barbara Lucille Shugart, 89, Gainesville
Barbara Lucille Shugart, 89, of Gainesville passed away January 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 201 ...
Kimberly Anna Strickland, 50, Braselton
Kimberly Anna Strickland, 50, of Braselton passed away January 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced soon. Memori ...

Jackson

Shirley Ann Holland, 89, Braselton
Shirley Ann Holland, age 89, of Braselton passed away Friday, January 5, 2018.  Mrs. Holland loved her family and grandchildren. She was an avid reader, Loved to feed and watc ...

Lumpkin

Marsha Booth Hancock, 64, Dahlonega
It is with heavy heart that the family announces the death of Marsha Booth Hancock age 64 of Dahlonega and previously St. Augustine, Florida, on January 5, 2018. Marsha is prece ...

White

Betty Jo Cantrell, 83, Cleveland
Betty Jo Cantrell age 83, of Cleveland passed away Friday January 5, 2018.  Mrs. Cantrell was born in Cleveland the daughter of the late Joe and Eula Barrett Brookshire. &n ...
William Fred Hicks, 84, Cleveland
William Fred Hicks, 84 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2017.   He was born on May 5, 1933 in Braselton, GA, the son of Alex and Georgia West Hicks wh ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88