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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 27th, 2018

Dawson

Wayne Thomas, 82, Dawsonville
Wayne Thomas, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 27, 2018 following a sudden illness. Mr. Thomas was born December 17, 1935 and raised in Robertsdale, Alabama.  He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Marie Eason, 91, Dacula
Sarah Marie Eason, age 91 of Dacula, GA, died Monday, July 23, 2018 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mil ...

Hall

Brandon Franklin, 20, Gainesville
Brandon Franklin, age 20 of Gainesville, passed away on July 21, 2018. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.  
James David "Jim" Welborn, 76, Flowery Branch
James David “Jim” Welborn, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Mr. Welborn was born on Novembe ...

Jackson

Vernon Z. Carter, 98, Jefferson
JEFFERSON – Mr. Vernon Z. Carter,  98, passed away  Thursday, July 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00 & ...

Lumpkin

Harriet Elfresh Dixon, 98, Dahlonega
Harriet McElfresh Dixon, age 98, formerly of Irwin, PA, of Cumming Nursing Home, passed away peacefully Friday, July 27, 2018 at the nursing home.   Born June 28, 192 ...

White

Charles Nolan Walden, 77, Cleveland
Charles Nolan Walden, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.   Mr. Walden was born December 2, 1940 in Smyre Village, NC to the late W.S. “PeeWe ...
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