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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, ...
Wayne Colston, first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School, dies at age 66
The man who served as the first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School has died at the age of 66.
'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme
Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died
Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89
Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L
Bill Ensley, coach who revitalized UNG basketball program, dies at 84
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 for the man who is credited with reviving the basektball program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84
Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi dies
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi has died at the age of 73 following a long illness.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103