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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31st, 2018

Gwinnett

James Donald Fields, 77, Suwanee
James Donald Fields, age 77, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Fields and Louise Fleenor. Mr. Fields is survived by ...

Habersham

Sara Juanita Smith Melton, age 57, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. Ms. Melton was born on April 19, 1961, in Augusta, Georgia. She was preceded in deat ...

Hall

Loyd Cecil Martin, Gainesville
The family of Loyd Cecil Martin mournfully announce the death of our beloved father, Cecil. Cecil was a member of North Hall High School's first graduating class of 1958 and ...
Karen Anglin Raper, 62, Gainesville
Karen Anglin Raper, 62, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...

Lumpkin

Jared Daniel Attaway, 27, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Jared Daniel Attaway, age 27, of Dahlonega announces his passing on August 31, 2018. Jared was born in Atlanta on November 28, 1990. ...
Joseph Dewayne Swafford, 47, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Dewayne Swafford, age 47, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahloneg ...
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