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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 19th, 2020

Barrow

Avery Jackson Parks Jr., age 38, of Winder passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 7:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.& ...

Forsyth

Jimmy Leonard Brackett, Sr, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. Jimmy retired from General Motors and owned several businesses including a ca ...
Brenda Paul, 65, Cumming
Brenda Louise Paul, 65, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bor ...

Gwinnett

Anthony Delano Richards, 78, Sugar Hill
Anthony Delano Richards, age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.  He was preceded in death by son, Omar Richards, and sisters, Valdine Wright and Joyce ...
Walter Langhans, 49, Buford
Walter “Walt” Langhans, Jr., age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife of nine and one half years, Michele Goff-Rose Lan ...
Wilma Sherman Poole, 79, Buford
Wilma Sherman Poole, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Sherman; parents, Hubert Lott and Arah Ril ...
Christie Ashmore Theus, 47, Peachtree Corners
Christie Ashmore Theus, 47, of Peachtree Corners passed away Sunday January 19, 2020. Born December 7, 1972, she was a native of Hall County and had lived in Peachtree Corners f ...
Victor Zegarra, 94, Buford
Victor R. Zegarra, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Olinda Bellido Zegarra, Buford, GA; children, V ...

Habersham

Joyce Bethea, 76, Cornelia
Joyce H. Bethea, age 76, of Cornelia, GA , passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Bethea was born on August 9, 1943, in Co ...
Joanne Ballew Cameron, 74, Cornelia
Joanne Ballew Cameron, age 74 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Mrs. Cameron was born on Monday, May 7th, 1945 in Alto, Georgia to the late Robert E. ...
Alfred William “Al” Green, age 78 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020.   Born in Hanover, New York on April 20, 1941 to the late Charles Henry G ...

Jackson

Mr. Roger Glenn “Golf Cart Man” Sprinkles, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Sprinkles was born in Morganton, GA to the ...

Other

Rita Strycula, 89, Rome
Rita Marie (Olszewski) Strycula 89, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 surrounded by her family. Rita enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, a ...
Cynthia Wansley, 57, Stone Mountain
Cynthia Ann Wansley, age 57, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Ruth Carson and father, James Wansley. S ...

Stephens

Mr. Joshua “Josh” Matthew Canady, age 37 of Defoor Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Habersham County. A son of Melissa Simmons Canady and the lat ...
Robert Eddy, 70, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Emry Eddy, age 70 of Estatohe Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, Georgia. A son of the late Robert A. E ...

White

Betty Jean Lewis Meaders, 87, Cleveland
Betty Jean Lewis Meaders, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020. Mrs. Meaders was born in Cleveland to the late Steve and Neila Skelton Lewis.  In addi ...
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