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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

Banks

James H. Knight, 75, Commerce
Mr. James H. Knight, age 75, of Commerce, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019. Mr. Knight was born Meridian, Mississippi to the late Lewis and Amelia Knight. Besides parents, ...
Paulette P. Lewallen, 61, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Paulette P. Lewallen  61 of Commerce who passed away Saturday Dec. 14, 2019.  Survivors include her husband Michael Floyd Le ...
Linda J. Moye, 75, Demorest
Linda J. Moye, 75, of Demorest, died Friday December 13, 2019.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.

Forsyth

Vincent A. O’Reilly, III, age 75, of Cumming, Georgia (formerly of Cranston, Rhode Island) passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019. The family will receive friends on Thursday, ...
Vincent A. O’Reilly, III, age 75, of Cumming, Georgia (formerly of Cranston, Rhode Island) passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019. The family will receive friends on Thursday, ...

Gwinnett

Bryce Calhoun, 17, Dacula
Bryce Patrick Calhoun, age 17, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019.  He is survived by his parents, Pat and DeShawn Calhoun, Dacula, GA; brother, Nathan Cal ...
Kelly David Stephens, 50, Duluth
Mr. Kelly David Stephens, age 50 of Duluth passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Northside Hospital Duluth. A son of Linda Lawson Stephens Berry and the late Kenneth Step ...

Habersham

Grace Marie Cody Cash, 89, Mount Airy
Grace Marie Cody Cash went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the age of 89. She was born May 9, 1930, to the late Lewis C. Cody, Sr., and Violet Ballew Cody of M ...
Joe Brookshire, 57, Clarkesville
Joe Norman Brookshire, III, age 57, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Mr. Brookshire was born June 27, 1962 in Demorest, Georg ...
John Thurmond Hicks, Sr., 87, Demorest
Mr. John Thurmond Hicks, Sr., age 87 of Roberts Road, Demorest passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Habersham Medical Center. A son of the late Dwain C. and Mary Bertha ...
Ruth Keller Loudermilk, 91, Mt. Airy
Ruth Keller Loudermilk, age 91, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Born on July 23, 1928, in Cornelia, she was a daughter of the late Crawford Curtis “ ...

Hall

Lawrence Floyd, 77, Gainesville
Lawrence Floyd, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019.      Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, Dece ...
Henry Barrett Shaffer, inf, Gainesville
Henry Barrett Shaffer, infant son of Jonathan & Brittany Shaffer entered into Heaven Sunday December 15, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Henry&rs ...
Odell Kidd, 75, Gainesville
Odell Kidd, 75, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Decembe ...

Jackson

Mack Ellis Blankenship, 89, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mack Ellis Blankenship, age 89 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Mr. Blankenship was born in ...
Judy Kelley Everett, 72, Jefferson
Judy Kelley Everett, age 72, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Mac and Edith Puckett Kelley; brother, Linton K ...

Other

Martha V. Mauldin, 68, Danielsville
Martha V. Mauldin, 68, passed away December 15, 2019 at her home in Danielsville, GA, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her sister Janette Chumley; 2 sons, Michael (Amy) ...

White

Willie Ruth Alexander, 89, Cleveland
Willie Ruth Alexander, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2019. Mrs. Alexander was born on July 4, 1930, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Vester and ...
Charles “Chuck” David Goetz, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Mr. Goetz was born on October 1, 1936, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to the lat ...
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