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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 25th, 2018

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Clyde Lee Barker, Jr, 77, Auburn formerly of Bluefield, VA.
Clyde Lee Barker, Jr., 77, of Auburn, GA. formerly of Bluefield, VA passed on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Clyde was born in Buchanan County, VA o ...

Dawson

Hilda H. Cox, 93, Dawsonville
Hilda H. Cox, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born July 24, 1924 to the late Bill and Ludi ...
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr, 59, Dawsonville
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr., age 59, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away February 25, 2018.  He was the Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. Joe was a lo ...
Joan Collete Makosky, 80, Dawsonville
Joan Colette Makosky, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1937 in Morris ...

Gwinnett

Miss Willie Josephine Bennett, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Cash Bennett; sister, Vio ...
Mr. Harry Lee Whitworth, Jr., age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Fran” Whitworth; and his pa ...

Habersham

James O. Kimbrell, 82, Mt. Airy
James O. Kimbrell, age 82, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Kimbrell was born on April 23, 1935, i ...

Hall

Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, 70, Lula Formerly of Lawrenceville
Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, age 70, of Lula, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parent ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. Raleigh Thomas Parks, age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Timothy Sulle ...

Lumpkin

William Frank Davis Jr., 75, Dahlonega
Mr. William Frank Davis Jr., age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018. Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County on August 21, 1942 to the late William Frank Sr. ...
Susan Walls Shertenlieb, 71, Dahlonega
Mrs. Susan Walls Shertenlieb, age 71, of Dahlonega, formerly of Cumming, Ga passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018.    Mrs. Shertenlieb was born in Cumming on Januar ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
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