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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 12th, 2018

Barrow

Bevis Simmons, 83, Barrow
Bevis Simmons, age 83, a 43 year resident of Winder, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. He was a native of Baldwin, GA and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Bevi ...

Dawson

Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis, 80, Dawsonville
Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 12, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Mr. Gaddis was a lifelon ...

Forsyth

John Lindsey Jordan, Jr., age 81, passed away December 12, 2018. John was born September 20, 1937 in Eufaula, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his wife Vernell Nichols Jordan ...
Jeanne C. Laramee died December 8, 2018 after a short illness.   She is survived by 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Kenneth Gagne of Alpharetta, GA. and Debo ...

Habersham

Junior Ledford, 76, Mt. Airy
  Junior Ledford, age 76 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2018, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Clarkesville on August 18, 1942, he was a son of the ...
James Hubert Marlowe, 86, Mt. Airy
James Hubert Marlowe, age 86 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Born in Barrow County, Georgia on November 2, 1932 to the late Hubert Columbus Marlowe an ...
Harry "Papaw" McCampbell, 91, Cornelia
Mr. Harry “Papaw” McCampbell, died peacefully at home on December 12, 2018, in Toccoa, GA at the age of 91.  Harry is survived by his children Todd C. McCampbel ...

Hall

Herman Eugene Dover, 87, Gainesville
Mr. Herman Eugene Dover, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at The Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Dianne Dial Brown, 77, Gainesville
Dianne Dial Brown age 77 of Gainesville, Ga. died Wednesday December 12, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday December 15, 2018 at the Little Dave ...
Kathleen Gilmer Griffin, 93, Gillsville
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Kathleen Gilmer Griffin, 93, of Gillsville. Rev. Marshall Dale and Rev ...
Shirley Nell Sims, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Shirley Nell Sims, 78, of Gainesville. Rev. Clack Stubbs and Rev. Brian Malcol ...

Jackson

.Thelma Jane Gary, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Thelma Jane Gary, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Gary was born in Nicholson to the late Tom ...
Calvin Cooledge Cooper, 90, Hoschton
Calvin Cooledge Cooper, age 90, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  Mr. Cooper was a member of Northeast Church.  He enjoyed spending time with his grand ...

Other

Helen Bagley Morrison, 89, Doraville
  Helen Bagley Morrison, age 89, of Doraville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Stephen Morrison, ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...