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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Banks

Lester Marvin “Red” Smith, age 85 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his residence. Born on May 28, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter Smith and ...

Hall

Mary Rose Lowry, 91, Gainesville
Mary Rose Lowry, 91, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 11 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memoria ...

Jackson

Gigi Murphy, Commerce
Gigi Murphy passed away on Tuesday, December 11th. She was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on February 16, 1961 to Bill and Anne McClure. She graduated from Oglethorpe Uni ...

Lumpkin

Janett Shreffler, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janett Shreffler, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Mrs. Shreffler was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on Ja ...

Rabun

“Reba” Rebecca Parker Speed, age 89, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on December 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Reba was born the daughter of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Lee Jordan Thomason, age 93 of Brookstone Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Albert Barton Jordan and Mary M ...
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