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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 ...
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