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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, ...
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman dies
Mary Jones died Thursday at her residence at the age of 76.
Joe T. Wood, Sr., longtime Gainesville insurance executive and former state House member, dies
A longtime Gainesville insurance executive, who also served 23 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Saturday