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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 ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died