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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 9th, 2018

Forsyth

Oberene Gilleland, 101, Cumming
Oberene Gilleland, age 101, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in deat ...

Gwinnett

Kathryn A. Baird, 67, Buford
Kathryn A. Baird, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, George Michael Lawrence. She is survived by her son and da ...

Habersham

Toshiko Smith, 90, Demorest
Toshiko Smith, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. No Services are planned. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Cremato ...

Hall

Larry A. Phillips, 67, Flowery Branch
Larry A. Phillips, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kirk Phillips; parents, James and Louise Cagle ...
Geneva Mae Armour, 78, Lula
Geneva Mae Armour, age 78  of Lula, Ga. died Friday February 9, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.  Funeral Service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday February 12, 2018 at ...
Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral servi ...
Mary Ellen Hatcher, 80, Gainesville
Our precious mother, Mary Ellen Hatcher of Gainesville, lost her long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on February 9, 2018 at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p ...
Mr. Donald Wilbert Markham, age 82, of Buford passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  Graveside Services will b ...

Jackson

Mr. Melvin Eugene “Gene” McConnell, Jr., age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. McConnell was born in Athens to the late Mel ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ethellene Swafford McDougal, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 9, 2018.  Mrs. McDougal was the ...

Lumpkin

Frances D. Harms, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Deane Harms, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Mrs. Harms was born on March 2, 1925 to the late Oscar and Annie Mae Thurmond New. In addit ...
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