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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 8th, 2018

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William Eugene Bradshaw, 60, Bethlehem
William Eugene Bradshaw, age 60, of Bethlehem passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018.  Mr. Bradshaw was a baptist minister and had services at nearby nursing homes.  ...

Habersham

Jackie R. Hughes, 75, Mt. Airy
Jackie R. Hughes, age 75 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. Born in Bryson City, North Carolina on July 30, 1943, he was a son of the late Robert and Violet Ma ...
Alan George Swan, 75, N/A
Alan George Swan, 75, a resident of The Orchard for the past four years, died on December 1 at Habersham Medical Center, following a heroic battle with cancer and pneumonia. Ala ...

Hall

Denice Lynn Hamby, 46, Gainesville
Services for Denice Lynn Hamby, 46, of Gainesville will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home. The Rev. James Barber will offic ...
Dakota Cordell Beaty, age 25 of Lula, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018.   Born in Ocoee, Florida on July 27, 1993, he was a son of Dale Beaty of Troup, TX and the ...
Blanche Nix, 91, Gainesville
Blanche Nix, 91, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...
Ann Sherby, 104, Gainesville
Ann Sherby, 104 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 8, 2018. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Anita Sherby; sister, Eleanor Petrisko; granddaught ...
Margaret Edith Woodall, 83, Gainesville
Margaret Edith Holcombe Woodall, 83 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 8, 2018 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Woodall was the daughter of t ...

Jackson

Lois Mozelle Chestnut, 91, Maysville
Lois Mozelle Chestnut, age 91 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday, December 6th at Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.  Ms. Chestnut was born October 21st, 1927 in Eas ...

Lumpkin

Eva Mae Brooksher, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Eva Mae Brooksher, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. Mrs. Brooksher was born in Suches on July 8, 1930 to the late William Ed and Addie Jane Holl ...

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David Russell Wade, 61, Brookhaven
David Russell Wade, age 61, of Brookhaven, GA passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Albert Wade and Margaret Russell Lindsey. Dav ...

Stephens

Mrs. Linda Lou Kinsey Gibson, age 67 of King Street in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the home. A daughter of the late Herbert Kinsey and Lizzette Pauline ...

White

Hope Merryn Dover, 2, Cleveland
Hope Merryn Dover, age 2, of Cleveland, went to be with Jesus Saturday, December 8, 2018.  Hope was born August 26, 2016 in Gainesville.  As a precious daughter, grand ...
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