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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 11th, 2018

Forsyth

Ruth Eleanor Bond, 95, Cumming
Ruth Eleanor Bond, age 95, of Cumming, GA., passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018. She was born in 1923, to the late Elmer and Ida Fisher. In addition to her parents, she is preced ...
Velma Jean Gazaway, 82, Cumming
Velma Jean Gazaway, 82, of Cumming passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. She was a long-time attendee of Lanierland Music Park and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.&nbs ...

Habersham

Earnest Jay McCollum, 70, Demorest
Earnest Jay McCollum, age 70, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan; daughter, Melissa Lovell; son, Daniel McCollum; sister and ...

Hall

Dina Delacruz, 55, Gainesville
  Dina Delacruz, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 following a brief illness. She was a teacher at The Goddard School and a wonderful wife ...

Jackson

Garry Russell Fancher, 72, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Garry Russell Fancher, age 72, of Athens, Georgia, (south Jackson county community) who passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Mr. ...

Other

Karen McCollum Cleveland, 66 of Lavonia passed away Sunday November 11, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. ...
Montese Phillips, 88, Apharetta
Montese Phillips, age 88 of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral ...

Stephens

William Reeves Harrison, 77, Eastanollee
Mr. William Reeves Harrison, age 77, residing on East Silver Shoals Road in Eastanollee passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Ca ...

White

Nancy Ballard Droege, 61, Cleveland
  Nancy Ballard Droege, age 61 of Cleveland, formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, went home to Jesus on Sunday, November 11, 2018, after extended illnesses. Mrs. Droege was ...
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