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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, ...
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