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Local Obits for Wed. May 23rd, 2018

Forsyth

Vincent Lee Hardy, 38, Cumming
Vincent Lee Hardy, 38, of Cumming, GA, passed away on May 23, 2018. Vince was born on December 11, 1979 in Forsyth County.  He is survived by his parents Patti and Steve Ho ...

Hall

Deborah Turpin Whitfield, 55, Clermont
Deborah Turpin Whitfield, 55, of Clermont, passed away May 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Raymond “Bo” Browning, Jr., 63, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Harvey (Poppy) Hopper, 70, Oakwood
Mr. Harvey Hopper (Poppy), age 70 of Oakwood Georgia, passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Bell Minor Home of Gainesville, following an extended illness. Harvey was born Octobe ...
Mary Ruth Roberts, 90, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Roberts, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018.   Mrs. Roberts was born January 30, 1928 in Bryson City, NC to the late Lillie Howard Ca ...

Jackson

Alice Dove Franklin, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Alice Dove Franklin, age 83 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 23 2018.  Mrs. Franklin was born in Hapevi ...

Lumpkin

Rev. J.R. Fields, 81, Dahlonega
Rev. JR Fields, age 81, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Rev. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on July ...

Stephens

Kenneth Terrell Simmons, 58, Eastanollee
Mr. Kenneth Terrell Simmons, age 58 of 54 Twin Lakes Circle, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Guy Simmons and Hazel C ...
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