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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 1st, 2018

Banks

Lana M. Pruitt Thompson, 51, Commerce
Mrs. Lana M. Pruitt Thompson, age 51, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thompson was born in Piedmont, AL to t ...

Barrow

Betty Jane Norton, 83, Bethlehem
Betty Jane Norton, a resident of Dacula, GA for 22 years and recently of Bethlehem, GA, passed away after a short-term illness and joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturd ...

Dawson

Vivian Martha Lance, 96, Dawsonville
Vivian Martha Lance, 96, of Dawsonville passed away on Saturday September 1, 2018.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way ...
David Allen Welch, 56, Dawsonville
David Allen Welch, 56, Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  He was a member of the Cornerstone Chr ...

Forsyth

John William Leone, 50, Cumming
John William Leone, 50, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2018 at his residence in Cumming, GA.  He was a loving father that loved movies, fishing, shooting his guns and com ...
Jose Hernandez-Perez, 80, Cumming
Jose Hernandez-Perez, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was a wonderful husband, father grandfather who will be truly missed. Survivors include his ...

Gwinnett

Ernest R. Frost, 93, Suwanee
Ernest R. Frost, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of seventy-three years, Musette Cobb Frost, Suwanee, GA; sons and dau ...
Joshua B. Shaddock, 43, Lawrenceville
Joshua B. Shaddock, age 43, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He is survived by his parents, John and Jean Shaddock, Lawrenceville, GA; brother and s ...

Hall

Laura Walker Bond, 78, Gainesville
Laura Walker Bond, 78 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 1, 2018. Services are pending and will be announced later. Those wishing to send online condolences to the ...
Almon Arthur McGehee, 88, Gainesville
Almon Arthur McGehee, 88, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September ...
James Van Sayler, 83, Gainesville
  James Van Sayler, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday ...

Jackson

Loretta Helen Dillman, 79, Hoschton
Mrs. Loretta Helen Dillman, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funera ...

Other

Louis Anthony Erbs, Jr., age 88, of Tucker, GA passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.  Louis is survived by his four children and their spouses, Mary Ellen Drone and Randy, ...
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