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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 ...
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
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died