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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 28th, 2018

Gwinnett

Laura Lynn Ryan, 37, Dacula
Laura Lynn Ryan, 37, of Dacula passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Laura is ...
James N. Sheffield, 72, Buford
James N. Sheffield, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Nancy Dragoo Sheffield, Buford, GA; daughters and son ...
Rosanna Gillespie Wise, 98, Sugar Hill
Rosanna Gillespie Wise, age 98, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Leon C. Wise; and sons-in ...

Habersham

Miriam Whitmire Bentley, 98, Cornelia
Miriam Whitmire Bentley, age 98 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018. Born on April 17, 1920 in Jefferson, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ninn ...

Hall

Mildred Edwards Dover, 76, Murrayville
Mildred Edwards Dover, age 76, of Murrayville died on December 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, C ...

Jackson

Roy Gene Allen, 74, Maysville
Mr. Roy Gene Allen, age 74, of Maysville, GA died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Allen was born in Homer to the late Otho Jack and Lola Me ...

Lumpkin

Robert Cleveland Grainger, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Cleveland Grainger, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, December 28, 2018. Mr. Grainger was born in Tulsa, OK on June 3, 1934 to the late Grover Cleveland and Co ...

Rabun

Edith Shedd Hollifield, 94, Clayton
Edith Shedd Hollifield, age 94, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 28, 2018 with her loved ones surrounding her.  Edith was born the daughter to the late Etna She ...
Sonya Renee Williams, 59, Lakemont
Mrs. Sonya Renee Williams, age 59, of Lakemont, GA, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018. Mrs. Williams attended Macon College and received her bachelor of Science in Nursing a ...
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83