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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 18th, 2020

Gwinnett

Grace Hammond, 82, Buford
Grace Hammond, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Laud Hammond.  Mrs. Hammond is survived by ...

Habersham

James "Jake" Pink Dill, 75, Mt. Airy
James "Jake" Pink Dill, age 75, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, following an extended illness. Mr. Dill was born on June 14, 1944, in Clark ...

Hall

Harold Monroe "Deano" Benefield, 76, Chestnut Mountain
Harold Monroe "Deano" Benefield, 76 of  Chestnut Mountain  passed away Saturday January 18, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Benefield was the s ...
Jessie Mae Braselton, 88, Gainesville
Jessie Mae Braselton, 88 of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 18, 2020. Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Braselton had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  She wa ...
Augusta A. Merck Martin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Augusta A. Merck Martin, 88, went to be with the Lord on January 18th, 2020. Best known as “Gussie,” Augusta is survived by her 3 children (Jim, Kathy, Cheryl a ...

Lumpkin

Edward Brown, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Edward Brown, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020. Mr. Brown was born in Lumpkin County on October 31, 1950 to the late H.M. and Annie Bell Milsap Br ...

Union

Rosa Mae Haygood, 89, Suches
Mrs. Rosa Mae Haygood, age 89, of Suches, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Mrs. Haygood was born in Suches on December 7, 1930 to the late Sherman David and Theressa Mae ...
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