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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 25th, 2019

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Betty Clements, 86, Winder
Betty Clements, age 86 of Winder, GA, formerly of Buford, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 a ...

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Mary Felson, 77, Dawsonville
Mary Felson, 77, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist ...

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Lawrence Thomas Mitro, 56, Cumming
Lawrence Thomas Mitro 56, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Lawrence was a proud member of The United States Air Force where he was a Sargent, and The ...
Rebecca Lynn Schilling (Becky), age 71 from Cumming, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2019 following a struggle with pancreatic cancer.  Becky was born t ...

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Dr. Sam F. Dayton, Jr., 84, Gainesville
On December 25th 2019, Dr. Sam F. Dayton, Jr., businessman and community advocate, loving husband and father to four children, passed away. He was 84. Born to Samuel Flemin ...
James Harold Jordan, 77, Gillsville
 Mr. James Harold Jordan age 77 of Gillsville, Ga passed away on Wednesday December 25, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

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Bobby Whatley, 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Bobby Whatley, age 64, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Bobby was born in Atlanta, GA on December 4, 1955 to the late William Claude and Blanche Moore ...

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John Helton, 70, Canton
John Marvin Helton Jr. 70, of Canton, Georgia passed away on December 25, 2019. Visitation will be from 4:00pm until 6:00pm on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at McDonald and Son Fu ...

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Lowell Dean Pilgrim, 75, Cleveland
Lowell Dean Pilgrim, age 75, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday December 25, 2019. Mr. Pilgrim was born in Cleveland to the late Larry and Lucille Brown Pilgrim. He served in th ...
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