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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 30th, 2018

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  Dr. Bobbie Gene Lanier, MD, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 30, 2018. Arrangements are pending at this time.  A memorial service will be scheduled f ...
Billy Jack Shelton, 77, Cumming
Billy Jack Shelton, 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born in Scottsboro, AL on August 3, 1940 the son of Rufus Clay and Lula Mae Johnston Shelto ...
Edward K. Wooke, 84, Cumming
Edward K. Wooke, age 84, of Cumming, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. He was a United States Airforce Pilot and was a Commercial Pilot with Eastern Airlines and a retired Flight ...

Habersham

Tony Wade, 76, Alto
Tony Wade, age 76, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 30, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Wade was born on July 2, 1941, in Baldwin, Georgia, t ...

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Rebecca Marie Chapman, 39, Gainesville
Rebecca Marie Chapman, 39, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away March 30, 2018. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Memor ...
Jerry Elizabeth House, 77, Gainesville
Jerry Elizabeth House, 77, of Gainesville, passed away Friday March 30, 2018. Mrs. House was born August 7, 1940 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Claud D. and Dorothy Hughes.  ...
Mildred Arlene Shepp, 83, Gainesville
Mildred Arlene Shepp, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018. She was born June 21, 1934 in Vincennes, Indiana to the late Herbert and Ernestine Snyder. In ...
Dorothy “Dot” Teale, 96, Gainesville
Dorothy “Dot” Teale, 96, passed away in her WillowBrooke Court residence at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA on Saturday, March 17, 2018. She is predeceased by h ...

Jackson

Judy Faye Roberts, 57, Commerce
Judy Faye Roberts, age 57 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, March 30, 2018.   Born on June 19, 1960 in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late Gene and Jeanette ...

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Roger E. Bray, Sr.,, 63, Colbert
Roger E. Bray, Sr., age 63 of Colbert, GA passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018.   Born on Oct. 2, 1954 in Royston, GA, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Irene Bell ...

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B. Forrest Clayton, 88, Cleveland
B. Forrest Clayton, 88, passed away December 17, 2017, after several months of hospitalization. Forrest will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Sandra, and his childre ...
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