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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 ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.