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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

Banks

Mildred LeBlanche Craven, 96, Gillsville
Mrs. Mildred LeBlanche Craven, age 96, of Gillsville, GA died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Craven was born in Carnesville to the late ...

Gwinnett

Elsie Harrison, 94, Buford
Elsie Harrison, age 94, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Janu ...

Hall

Jean Savage Chitwood, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Jean Savage Chitwood, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Perry Hospital following an extended illness.  Prior to her illness, she was a r ...
Joan Fuller Jackson, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Fuller Jackson, 90 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 23, 2020. Services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home an ...
Sandra Swafford Roberts, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sandra Swafford Roberts age 73 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness.   Funeral services are ...
Candi Tucker, 42, Gainesville
Candi Lynn Tucker 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Candi is preceded in death by her father Seth Castleberry, and her sisters; Ann Chumbler ...

Jackson

Freddy Antonio Alaniz, 61, Braselton
Freddy Antonio Alaniz, age 61, of Braselton passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, January 24, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...
Thomas Howard Jackson, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Howard Jackson, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Mr. Jackson was born in Ma ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Alfred Roland “Poss” Brooks, age 77 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  ...

Rabun

James Arthur Blyler, 90, Tiger formerly of Franklin, NC
James Arthur Blyler, age 90 of Tiger and formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  No formal services are planned at this time.  An onlin ...

Stephens

Charles Thomas Lewis, 76, Toccoa
Charles Thomas Lewis, age 76 of Toccoa, passed away January 23, 2020, at his residence. Born in Newberry, SC on September 25, 1943, he was a son of the late Thomas and Willie Ma ...

White

Danny Ray Evans, 53, Cleveland
Danny Ray Evans 53 of Cleveland, Ga. passed away Thursday January 23, 2020.  Survivors include sons, Danny Ray Evans Jr. of Commerce, Chris Thomas of Dallas, Ga. daughters ...
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