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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 2nd, 2019

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Andrew “Drew” Nicholas House, age 25, of Winder, GA passed away on Wedneday, October 2, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Elaine Wise, Winder, GA; father, Jim ...

Dawson

Ralph Samples, 92, Dawsonville
Ralph Samples, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 2, 2019 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1927 in Chamblee, Georgia to the ...

Gwinnett

James Randy “Big Randy” Coggins, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Dianne Johnson Cog ...
Richard Bonss, 79, Suwanee
  Richard Bonss, age 79, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Susan R. Bonss.  Mr. B ...
Brian Samples, Buford
Brian Lonzo Samples was born on July 17, 1976 to the union of Alvin and Patsy Samples in Buford, Georgia and entered his home in heaven on Oct. 2, 2019. He lived big and loved ...

Habersham

Sharon Anita Hicks, 55, Demorest
Sharon Anita Hicks, age 55 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Mrs. Hicks was born on February 7, 1964, in Commerce, Georgia, to Marie Wiley Loggins and the ...
Gena Davis, 80, Cornelia
  Gena Davis, age 80, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, De ...
Olen King, 88, Alto
Olen Jack King, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Mr. King's wishes were to be cremated and no formal services are planned at this time. ...

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Florence Cook Beasley, 72, Gainesville
Ms. Florence Cook Beasley age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday October 02, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Sat ...
Rev. William F. “Bill” Surrett age 92 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday October 02, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Uriah Columbus Brown, 95, Commerce
Uriah Columbus Brown, age 95 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.   Born on June 4, 1924 in Jefferson, GA, he was the son of the late Tilman C. and Flo ...
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
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