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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 5th, 2019

Dawson

Donald Neal Latham, 83, Big Canoe
        Donald Neal Latham 83, of Big Canoe, Ga passed away on Saturday, December 5th, 2019 surrounded by his family. A memorial service will tak ...

Forsyth

Patricia Hargis Fields, 69, Gainesville
Patricia Hargis Fields, 69, died peacefully in her sleep on January 5, 2019, in Gainesville, Ga. Pat was born on March 26, 1949, in Troy, New York to Howard K. Hargis and Fay Ha ...

Gwinnett

David M. Layton, 59, Buford
David M. Layton, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Francis Layton; and brothers, Donald A. Layton and D ...
Daugherty, Shirley Ethel (nee Shirley Clarke) passed away peacefully at her home in Sugar Hill on Saturday, January 5th. She was 92 years old. Mercifully the good Lord called her t ...
Paul L. Fisher, 78, Suwanee
Paul L. Fisher, age 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away January 5, 2019.  He was preceded in death by parents, Jack L. and Angeline Jane Holloway Fisher; and brothers, Jack Fish ...

Hall

Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 83, Flowery Branch
Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, RN, MSN ,PhD Age 83, Flowery Branch Ga January 1, 1936 - January 5, 2019 Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Virginia DuBois, husband, George ...
Junior Coggins, 83, Flowery Branch
  Junior Coggins, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by wife, Retha Nell Martin Coggins; parents, Wiley King, Sr. ...
Jonathan P. Hewell, 46, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday January 10, 2019 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Jonathan P. Hewell, 46, of Gainesville, Ga.  Rev. Bradley Elliott will offici ...

Jackson

Tammy "Ta" Glass Cates, 46, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Tammy “Ta” Glass Cates, age 46 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Mrs. Cates was ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lee Overstreet, Jr., age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Mr. Overstreet was bor ...

Lumpkin

Christian John Burns, 16, Dahlonega
Christian John Burns, age 16, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019. Chris was born in Lumpkin County on August 22, 2002.  He was preceded in death by his moth ...

Other

Julie Sue Bontrager, 69, Alpharetta
Mrs. Julie Sue Bontrager 69, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on January 5, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldand ...
  Justin "J.S." Standridge, age 27, of Canon, GA passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019. He was a graduate of Banks County High School, and was preceded in de ...
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