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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 12th, 2018

Banks

  Coach Francis “Marion” Thompson, age 88, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Mr. Thompson was born on October 24, 1929, in Camde ...

Barrow

David Arnold Wilkins, 59, Bethlehem
David Arnold Wilkins, age 59, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, February 12. 2018. He had a passion for motorcycles. David had the pleasure of riding with Johnny Beck ...
Isaac James Bentley Jr., age 71, of Winder passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Survivors include his sons Mark Bentley of Winder and Lanny Bentley of Winder; daughters Sharon Be ...

Dawson

Grace Elizabeth Sheer, 18, Dawsonville
Grace Elizabeth Sheer, 18, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 12, 2018. Born November 8, 1999, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Grace was a senior at ...

Hall

Lisa Cantrell, 47, Gainesville
Lisa Lytina Cantrell was born in Gainesville, Georgia, October 5, 1970 and made her transition into eternal rest on February 12, 2018.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her person ...
Dewey Lawayne Farmer, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 15, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church for Dewey Lawayne Farmer, age 73 of Gainesville. The Rev. Phillip Jones and Rev. ...
Mabel Oliver Martin, 91, Gainesville
Mabel Oliver Martin age 91 of Gainesville, Georgia died February 12,2018 at the Gateway Health care of Cleveland, Georgia.   Mrs. Martin was born July 12, 1926 in Gaines ...

Jackson

Alma Grace Epps Brown, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Alma Grace Epps Brown, age 89, of Commerce died Monday, February 12, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce to the late, George and Ruth Gary Epps.  ...

Other

Sissy Fields Richardson, 55, Westminster, SC
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sissy Fields Richardson, age 55 of Westminster, South Carolina who entered into rest Monday, February 12, 2018.  Mrs. Richardson ...
Donald Jerry Earls, 69, Decatur
Donald Jerry Earls was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on February 8, 1948 to Reno and Jessie Mae Earls. He was the youngest of eleven children. Donald was always good natured ...
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