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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 26th, 2020

Banks

Harold Mitchell Gerrin, 83, Baldwon
Harold Mitchell Gerrin, age 83, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mr. Gerrin was born on August 29, 1936 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Robe ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Ann Henderson, 59, Buford
Teresa Ann Henderson, age 59, of Buford passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, H ...

Hall

Sidney Leon Turner, 57, Gainesville
Sidney Leon Turner, affectionately known as “Twin” was born on February 21, 1962 in Gainesville Georgia to Rosalyn Turner and the late June Harris. He began h ...
Maria Mendez-De Zavala, 91, Gainesville
Maria Mendez-De Zavala, 91, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Me ...

Lumpkin

  Local Author and Historian Anne Dismukes Amerson passed away January 26 at her home after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  She was 82. Anne was prec ...
Joyce Carolyn Head, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Carolyn Head, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. Joyce was born in Lumpkin County on May 28, 1946 to the late Robert James and Hattie Lucille ...

Rabun

Dorothy “Dot” W. Green, 94, of Clayton, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Cannon Wood Villages in Tiger. Dot was the youngest daughter of Terrell and Ina Wilk ...
  Barbara Louetta Cannon Jenkins, age 82, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on January 26, 2020. Barbara was the daughter of the late Irvin Cannon and the late Bessie ...

White

Sylvia Ray Brooks, 79, Cleveland
Sylvia Ray Brooks, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mrs. Brooks was born on September 6, 1940, in Walterboro, South Carolina, to the late Tiller and ...
Sylvia Gail Snyder, 84, Cleveland
Sylvia Gail Snyder, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mrs. Snyder was born on November 8, 1935, in Sarasota, Florida, to the late Walter Crosby Yon ...
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