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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 ...
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman dies
Mary Jones died Thursday at her residence at the age of 76.
Joe T. Wood, Sr., longtime Gainesville insurance executive and former state House member, dies
A longtime Gainesville insurance executive, who also served 23 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Saturday
John Havlicek, Celtics great with mighty steal, dies at 79
John Havlicek, the durable Boston Celtics great with a signature steal, dies at 79