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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 ...
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
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer