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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 14th, 2018

Dawson

Donald Hugh Lunceford, Sr., 91, Dawsonville
Donald Hugh Lunceford, Sr., age 91 of Dawsonville, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Mr. Lunceford was born on July 8, 1927, in Habersham County, to the late Byron Yo ...

Forsyth

Patsy L. Bagley, 72, Cumming
Patsy L. Bagley, age 72, of Cumming, GA., passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in by death her husband ...

Habersham

Shirley Lagerblad Walter, 84, Tallulah Falls formerly of Columbus
Shirley Lagerblad Walter, 84, formerly of Columbus, passed away on November 14, 2018. Shirley was the daughter of Gilbert and Daisy Lagerblad of Savannah, Georgia. She attended ...
William Clay Strange, 87, Cornelia
William Clay Strange, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Born on July 30, 1931 and raised in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Clarence &a ...

Hall

Mary Benefield, 73, Flowery Branch
Mary Benefield, 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2018. Born in Jackson County, Ga., to James and Kate Bales, Mary spent her childhood in Barrow County the ...
Essie “Jo” Carter, 79, Gainesville
Essie “Jo” Carter, age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 following a brief illness. She was born on January 3, 1939 in Logan County WV. ...
Wiley Kennedy Lancaster, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Saturday November 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Belmont Baptist Church for Wiley Kennedy Lancaster, 88, of Gainesville. Rev. Bill Compton will officiate. ...
Stephanie Jan Moore, 36, Gainesville
Stephanie Jan Moore, age 36, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018.   She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of Poplar Springs Baptis ...
Jerry Ralph Peek, 92, Gainesville
Jerry Ralph Peek, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 14, 2018. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Church of God of Prophecy, ...

Jackson

Flora Patrick Holman, 93, Hoschton
Flora Patrick Holman, age 93, of Hoschton, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by husband, Herman P. Holman, daughter, Wanda Holman; parents, All ...

Lumpkin

Emma JoAnn Abercrombie, 65, Murrayville
Mrs. Emma JoAnn Abercrombie, age 65, of Murrayville passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. JoAnn was born on March 13, 1953 ...
JoAnne Ambercrombie, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. JoAnne Abercrombie, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home ...
Alice Jean Anderson Butler, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  She was born in Lumpkin County on September 4, 1931. Alice worked as a food insp ...
Gladys Mary Grizzle, 94, Dahlonega
Mrs. Gladys Mary Grizzle, age 94, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Mrs. Grizzle was born in Oneida, TN on August 23, 1924 to the lat ...
Michele Thompson, 58, Dahlonega
Michele Thompson age 58 of Dahlonega passed away on November 14, 2018 following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was previously from Gainesville, GA. Mrs. Thompson is preceded ...

Other

Jane Granger Alvarez, 63, Ball Ground
Jane Granger Alvarez, 63, of Ball Ground passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018. While we mourn Jane’s passing, we know in Jesus she’s been given a new, eternal li ...
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